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Dance: Dance Science|Department of Theatre and Dance

BFA in Dance Science

The BFA in Dance Science program is designed for students with an extensive background in dance and interest in dance science preparing them to become well-informed performers, teachers, and researchers. The programs offers:

  • Access to full dance technique curriculum
  • Upper division courses and project

Required courses for the BFA in Dance Science are listed here.
 
Highlights of the program include:
  • High level of dance technique training
  • Work with faculty on dance science research
  • Performance opportunities
  • Preparation for graduate studies in dance science and related fields 


Students must apply for acceptance into this program at the end of their sophomore year.  They must have a 2.5 GPA in the major and/or requirements in the concentration.  Students must complete the core requirements in Dance for a BFA degree.  In addition, they must take courses and electives outside Theatre & Dance:

  • General Psychology, Nutrition, Sports Psychology and Preventions and Care of Athletic Injuries 
  • Additional upper division course work selected from departments of Kinesiology and Health, Zoology and Physiology, Family and Consumer Sciences and Psychology
  • Capstone Project: Includes independent study in research methods and a case-study project (screening follow-up with individual, review of literature, basic intervention)  

 

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