Wartburg College

Introduction

4College is about more than just a degree. It is an investment in your future. The liberal arts education you will receive at Wartburg allows you to not only gain the skills required from your chosen field of study, but also the critical thinking skills required to explore the ethics of decision-making and community engagement, effective communication, cultural competence, and collaboration.

Our Mission

Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Our Identity

Wartburg College is a liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA). You don’t have to be Lutheran, or even Christian, to appreciate the way a Wartburg education will help you discover meaning and purpose in your life. Many colleges work from a common creed or statement of belief where faith is imposed. Other colleges keep faith out of community life entirely. At Wartburg College, we use the Lutheran approach to education, which builds a community around a lively and inclusive conversation of faith and learning. Martin Luther, who sparked the Reformation in 1517, was both a pastor and a university professor. He wrestled with the bigger questions of life and how faith could truly change the world around us. Because of our Lutheran theological perspective, we want you to also wrestle with these big questions as you work through your four years at Wartburg. We invite and encourage conversations with people of diverse backgrounds and with differing spiritual perspectives. In turn, you will learn more about your own beliefs and values.

Discover Your Calling

Wartburg College helps students discover and claim their callings—connecting their learning with faith and values, their understanding of themselves and their gifts, their perspective on life and the future, and the opportunities for participating in church, community, and the larger society in purposeful and meaningful ways. 3

Academic Fast Facts

  • Average class size: 17
  • Student-faculty ratio: 11:1
  • Full-time faculty: 104
  • Ranked faculty with the highest degree in discipline: 99%
  • Endowed faculty positions: 2 distinguished chairs, 11 endowed chairs, 1 distinguished professorships, 4 endowed professorships.

Most Popular Majors

  • 1 Business Administration
  • 2 Biology
  • 3 Elementary Education
  • 4 Journalism and Communication
  • 5 Music Education

International Recognition

  • One of five colleges to receive the Washington Center’s inaugural Higher Education Civic Engagement Award for service-learning and community engagement.
  • Nationally classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 12 exclusively baccalaureate colleges that foster experiential learning and community engagement.
  • Named eight consecutive times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, three times “with distinction,” in recognition of volunteer efforts by Wartburg students.
  • One of only six Iowa colleges included in the 2014-15 Colleges of Distinction, which recognizes schools that have demonstrated their dedication to "engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes."
  • Wartburg was ranked 16th in the nation for short-term study abroad in the 2014 Open Doors Report, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • Included in Washington Monthly's best liberal arts colleges ranking for its contribution to the public good through social mobility, research, and service.
  • Winner of NetImpact’s 2012 “Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge,” a national competition among universities and colleges rewarding social and environmental actions.
  • Ranked in the Princeton Review as one of the best colleges in the Midwest region.
  • Listed in Peterson’s Top Colleges for Science among 200 schools with outstanding programs in science and mathematics.
  • One of two colleges in Iowa to be nationally recognized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for its elementary education program.
  • Included among the first-tier Best National Liberal Arts Colleges as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked No. 7 among national universities and liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report as an “overperformer” in graduation rates for students from low-income families.
  • Included in Money Magazine's "best colleges" ranking.
  • The Wartburg “Community Builders” program was awarded a MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship.

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Graduate in four years!

What is a Graduation Rate? This can be a very confusing concept. Basically, this is the percentage of students who actually complete a degree at the institution. Most reports online will show a 6-year graduation rate, which is the percentage of full-time students received their bachelor’s degree within six years, which has become the average length of an undergraduate education at many universities. This is NOT true at Wartburg College. 93% of our graduates finished their degrees in four years. Of the full-time students who started at Wartburg, 63% will complete their degree at Wartburg, which is considered a very high graduation rate. In the past 10 years, Wartburg has had graduation rates as high as 70%. Why compare five years at state schools to four years at Wartburg? The reality for many students is it will take four-and-a-half to five years or more to earn a degree at a state school, according to national statistics. At Wartburg, 93 percent of our graduates complete their degree in four years.

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BA in Actuarial Science

Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Waverly

If you have a talent for numbers and a desire to work in business, a career as an actuary may be for you. Consistently rated as one of the best jobs in America, an actuary uses mathematical models and analytic skills to assess financial security and quantify risk. Wartburg’s rigorous program—grounded in economics, finance, and mathematics—prepares students for a successful career in the world of risk management. [+]

If you have a talent for numbers and a desire to work in business, a career as an actuary may be for you. Consistently rated as one of the best jobs in America, an actuary uses mathematical models and analytic skills to assess financial security and quantify risk. Wartburg’s rigorous program—grounded in economics, finance, and mathematics—prepares students for a successful career in the world of risk management.

Housed in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science & Physics, the actuarial science program prepares students to pass the initial certification exams before they graduate. More than that, Wartburg students also graduate equipped with the communication skills needed to become leaders in the field and the public face of the company they represent. In addition to classroom work, our students gain real-world experience at internships in a variety of fields, allowing them to better explore their interests and attain successful careers in a growing industry.... [-]


BA in Biochemistry

Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Waverly

Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include macromolecules, enzymes, and human metabolism. Techniques taught in biochemistry laboratory are utilized in many fields, including microbiology, forensics, neurobiology, and cancer research. [+]

Biochemistry, by textbook definition, is an effort to understand biology through the context of chemistry. Biochemistry lectures at Wartburg College topically include macromolecules, enzymes, and human metabolism. Techniques taught in biochemistry laboratory are utilized in many fields, including microbiology, forensics, neurobiology, and cancer research.

Through a dynamic curriculum that includes flexibility of course choice to match your interests and a research component anchored by a state-of-the-art science facility, a Wartburg biochemistry degree will uniquely prepare you for a career in health, research, biotechnology, or education.

Program Fast Facts

Excellent Placement in Graduate and Professional Schools... [-]


BA in Biology

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning. [+]

A degree in biology from Wartburg College is well-recognized around the nation.

The Wartburg Biology Department prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including health professions, research, teaching, biotechnology, and fields involving global and environmental issues. We teach what science is, not just the knowledge it has produced, with inquiry-based learning.

While the curriculum of the biology department is rigorous, students also gain an appreciation of how studying biology can be fun, exciting and rewarding. The success of the biology program is grounded in its inquiry-based emphasis where students facilitate their learning by experiencing science rather than merely reading about it.... [-]


BA in Business Administration

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

As part of your education at Wartburg College, you will work through many of the ethical challenges now confronting the business world. You’ll be prepared to make and stand behind difficult decisions and gain hands-on experience sought by many employers. [+]

As part of your education at Wartburg College, you will work through many of the ethical challenges now confronting the business world. You’ll be prepared to make and stand behind difficult decisions and gain hands-on experience sought by many employers.

You’ll also find career opportunities in today’s fast-paced business environment in fields like public or private accounting, finance, international business, government service, healthcare management, marketing, and nonprofit organizations.

You will benefit from small classes taught by professors who have experience and expertise in many aspects of business administration, accounting, and economics. Faculty members mentor students for careers as well as for active citizenship through classroom experience, internships, case studies, and undergraduate research.... [-]


BA in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Chemistry prepares you for success in many science-related occupations. You have the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art Science Center. Companies, organizations, and institutions looking for people with hands-on experience seek Wartburg chemistry and biochemistry graduates. The department has a 100 percent placement rate. [+]

A Well-Respected Program

Chemistry prepares you for success in many science-related occupations. You have the opportunity to learn in a state-of-the-art Science Center. Companies, organizations, and institutions looking for people with hands-on experience seek Wartburg chemistry and biochemistry graduates. The department has a 100 percent placement rate. Experimentation and research are at the heart of the Wartburg chemistry program. On campus, students use modern instrumentation in coursework and individual research. Chemistry faculty members are effective teachers and advisers, and small class sizes enable faculty and students to become well acquainted.

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BA in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

If you have a passion for challenging course work, practical applications, and problem solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science or computer information systems may be great option. [+]

If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science or computer information systems may be a great option.

You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping students to find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges coursework with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study.... [-]


BA in Economics

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

An education in economics will focus on the study of scarcity, how people use resources and the process of decision making. Students will also gain well-connected knowledge in statistics and calculus. [+]

Overview

An education in economics will focus on the study of scarcity, how people use resources and the process of decision making. Students will also gain well-connected knowledge in statistics and calculus.

You’ll find career opportunities in economic fields such as government, research, analyst positions, economic consulting, financial markets, banking, and insurance. You’ll be prepared to take on duties and responsibilities in these positions and gain valuable skills to possess.

At Wartburg College, students in economics benefit from small class sizes and a diverse group of classmates. You will be taught by professors with experience and expertise who are ready to mentor students for careers as well as for active citizenship through the classroom, internships, and undergraduate research.... [-]


BA in Elementary Education

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

A degree in education offers exciting opportunities. A degree in education at Wartburg offers outstanding classroom experiences. You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. [+]

A degree in education offers exciting opportunities. A degree in education at Wartburg offers outstanding classroom experiences. You can use your talents and abilities to become an effective and reflective teacher in a life of professional service and leadership. You will find job opportunities in education at any level, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

By majoring in education, you can work with children in diverse classroom settings, share your interest in a content area, and impact the future. You can explore children’s literature, literacy, reading, curriculum, educational psychology, early childhood education, human relations, multicultural studies, teaching strategies and methods, educational technology, field placements, and special education.... [-]


BA in Environmental Science

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world. [+]

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world. Environmental Science and Studies Majors are prepared to enter careers in fields such as conservation of natural resources, environmental science, environmental law, renewable energies, urban planning and environmental policy. Students engage in interactive seminars, either conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member or participate in an appropriate internship and are encouraged to take advantage of field biology May Term courses. A minor in environmental studies is also available.... [-]


BA in Environmental Science and Studies

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world. [+]

Overview

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world.

The Environmental Science and Studies major is a two-track (science and studies) interdisciplinary program rooted in the natural and social sciences and designed to provide students with an understanding and application of the integration of multiple disciplines in solving complex problems arising at the interface of human existence with the rest of the natural world.... [-]


BA in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding of the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art. [+]

The Art Department provides Wartburg students the ability to communicate with discipline and imaginative understanding of the visual world and its design. Through appreciation, experience, and production, art students broaden their creative and critical abilities and share these new skills through creating works of art.

The Art Department offers a variety of academic and studio courses in traditional and technology-based media. The limited size of classes and open attitudes of faculty encourage individual attention and a close working relationship. Through advanced courses and independent studies, students may pursue individual interests.

Requirements

14-course credits:

ART 105 Design I ART 108 Graphic Design ART 111 Drawing ART 150 20th-Century Art, Media, and Design ART 201 Painting ART 205 Communication Design ART 208 Photography I ART 210 Communication Design II ART 250 Art History: Early Through Gothic ART 251 Art History: Renaissance Through Modern ART 310 Advanced Design Projects ART 371 Internship ART 461 Seminar in Art: Research ART 462 Seminar in Art: Exhibition ... [-]

BA in International Relations

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held individual values. Broadly speaking, this involves answering the fundamental question of who gets what, where, when, how, and why in international relations. International relations is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with the breadth (i.e., perspectives) [+]

The international relations program exposes students to essential questions regarding the processes by which the complexities of interdependence meet with deeply held individual values. Broadly speaking, this involves answering the fundamental question of who gets what, where, when, how, and why in international relations. International relations is an interdisciplinary program that equips students with the breadth (i.e., perspectives) and depth of coverage to contemplate and effectively respond to these questions. More detailed inquiry into a specific geographical region is also possible within the program.

Students pursuing this major are strongly encouraged to incorporate more foreign language and international travel into their academic program. A variety of May Term and semester-long opportunities exist. Moreover, we encourage students to double major in a related field, such as economics, foreign language, history, international business, political science, religion, or sociology to further enhance their understanding and preparation.... [-]


BA in Journalism and Communication

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. [+]

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields.

Alumni Success Stories

Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Journalism and Communication Department have had in the past.... [-]


BA in Mathematics

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics may be a great option. You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping the student find the right program for their skills and interests. [+]

If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics may be a great option.

You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping the student find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges coursework with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study.... [-]


BA in Music

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (C.B.M.T.). [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (C.B.M.T.). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides you with a variety of career options in the music field. You may choose the general music major, which allows you to combine a music major with another major or minor field. Or you may choose the Church Music track, which combines coursework in music and religion to prepare you for leading music programs in churches or for further study in graduate school.... [-]


BA in Neuroscience

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The neuroscience major at Wartburg is an interdisciplinary major that exposes students to the intersection of biology and psychology and then encourages them to make links to other areas of interest. Neuroscience is a broad field, and students have the opportunity to focus on their own areas of interest through advanced research courses and diverse electives. [+]

Neuroscientists study how the brain and nervous system work. The rapidly growing field seeks to answer questions such as how we perceive our surroundings, how we interact with these surroundings differently than animals, and what can go wrong in this process. The neuroscience major at Wartburg is an interdisciplinary major that exposes students to the intersection of biology and psychology and then encourages them to make links to other areas of interest. Neuroscience is a broad field, and students have the opportunity to focus on their own areas of interest through advanced research courses and diverse electives. Neuroscience majors can pursue careers in neuroscience research, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, pharmacology, cognitive psychology, robotics, science writing, and many, many more fields.... [-]


BA in Physics

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics may be a great option. You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping the student find the right program for their skills and interests. [+]

If you have a passion for challenging coursework, practical applications, and problem-solving, a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics may be a great option.

You will discover a strong interrelationship among mathematics, computer science, and physics, reflecting the faculty’s longstanding focus on helping the student find the right program for their skills and interests. The department merges coursework with laboratory activities, practical internships, and opportunities for teaching and leadership. Courses emphasize in-depth group activities, enabling you to tackle challenging projects while developing your interpersonal communication skills. These experiences will provide a solid foundation for future employment or graduate study.... [-]


BA in Political Science

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

A political science major offers preparation for a career or further education in public policy-making, law, urban planning, international commerce, diplomatic service, and political campaigns. [+]

A political science major offers preparation for a career or further education in public policy-making, law, urban planning, international commerce, diplomatic service, and political campaigns.

The political science major is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based coursework and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad. In recent years, psychology faculty members and students researched topics such as parenting and personality, memory processes, and stress and adjustment. In addition, students assisted faculty in researching human rights, democratization studies, civil discourse, and service learning.... [-]


BA in Psychology

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The psychology program, part of the Social Sciences Department, approaches psychology as an academic discipline, a profession, and a science. Faculty present the field of psychology as one that is diverse and exciting. All faculty members hold a Ph.D. degree in a specialized area of psychology and actively pursue professional and research interests. [+]

A major in psychology will prepare you for positions in human services, research, and education-related fields. The program approaches psychology as an academic discipline, a profession, and a science.

The psychology major is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based coursework and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad. In recent years, psychology faculty members and students researched topics such as parenting and personality, memory processes, and stress and adjustment. In addition, students assisted faculty in researching human rights, democratization studies, civil discourse, and service learning.... [-]


BA in Sociology

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The sociology major prepares students for a lifelong personal commitment to society and for a diverse range of careers in the public and private sectors or for graduate study. The sociology major is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based coursework and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad. [+]

Overview

The sociology major prepares students for a lifelong personal commitment to society and for a diverse range of careers in the public and private sectors or for graduate study. The sociology major is available through the Social Sciences Department. Social science courses offer experience in project-based coursework and opportunities for original scholarly research, incorporating field trips and off-campus study throughout the United States and abroad.

Criminology/Criminal Justice Concentration Understand current challenges in the criminal justice system and the directions it will take for the future. Design and execute original research, giving insight into a rapidly changing field. Engage in community service and service learning activities. Participate in field experiences relevant to the criminal justice system. Work and interact with a diverse group of people interested in, and of interest to the criminal justice system. Learn about the wide range of careers available in the criminal justice field. Program Goals ... [-]

BA in Spanish

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Studies are shaped by international experiences designed to increase your language proficiency and immerse you in the Spanish culture. [+]

Overview Spanish Major Studies are shaped by international experiences designed to increase your language proficiency and immerse you in another culture In-depth study of another culture and living abroad for an extended period of time will give you insight into how other cultures view the world, as well as a better understanding of American culture May Term

Take part in a May Term experience, where students spend four weeks abroad, combining intensive language study with faculty-led excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance.

During May Term, Spanish majors and minors visit about sites of cultural interest and study in Heredia, Costa Rica; French/French studies majors and minors travel to a language institute in Paris; German/German studies majors and minors visit several cities in Germany.... [-]


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BS in Engineering Science

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Employers today are seeking engineers who are more than just technically competent. They are looking for graduates who can write and speak effectively, who are team players, and who can see the “big picture.” These are the kinds of engineers that Wartburg graduates. Unlike university curricula, Wartburg’s Engineering Science program emphasizes breadth of background over narrow specialization, including a true liberal arts perspective. [+]

A Unique Curriculum for a Changing World

Employers today are seeking engineers who are more than just technically competent. They are looking for graduates who can write and speak effectively, who are team players, and who can see the “big picture.” These are the kinds of engineers that Wartburg graduates. Unlike university curricula, Wartburg’s Engineering Science program emphasizes the breadth of background over narrow specialization. Unlike engineering programs at most other liberal arts colleges, the program is a four-year bachelor’s degree that does not require further study at another institution before seeking industrial employment.

Engineering Science at Wartburg is designed to provide you with a unique combination of:... [-]


Bachelor

Bachelor of Music Education

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. [+]

Overview

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

Degrees and Majors

The Bachelor of Music Education degree meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for K-12 music certification. This entitles students to teach in the elementary general music classroom, or teach in a band, choir or orchestral setting at the middle school or high school level.... [-]


BM in Music Therapy

Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. [+]

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (N.A.S.M.). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (C.B.M.T.). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six-month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam.... [-]


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Wartburg College

Address 100 Wartburg Blvd.
50677 Waverly, Iowa, USA
Website http://www.wartburg.edu/
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