Major: Music Therapy
Perhaps it's Beethoven that gets your blood pumping, or maybe it’s a little Belle and Sebastian. Whatever the case may be, music has the ability to smooth over that troubled soul of yours, get you excited, happy, or depressed. From the idea that music can express something through notes and sounds that plain old words just can’t grew the Music Therapy major.
Our emotions aren’t always the easiest thing to get in touch with, and sometimes we need more than just a soothing voice. We’ve got physical, psychological, social, emotional, and cognitive needs that your run of the mill therapist can’t address. Sometimes what we really need to sit down and compose our thoughts through tones and melodies, symphonic harmonies and dissonance, and this is where the music therapist enters the picture. Part psychoanalyst and part conductor, the music therapist helps us to play our emotions and thoughts through music.
With a solid background in music theory and performance, and, of course, some serious training as a psychologist, a Music Therapy major pulls both hemispheres of the brain into harmony.