The Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music and Worship provides the student with a broad perspective in the field of music ministry and consists of academic preparation in music, Christian ministry, and practical theology. Graduates are given the tools needed to minister effectively in an ever-changing music ministry environment, and they are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian ministry. Coursework addresses congregational song, corporate worship, music ministry administration, worship technology, practical theology, music, worship and culture, and worship design.
Graduates with a degree in music and worship assume positions in local churches as musicians, music directors, worship leaders and administrators, in Christian schools as teachers and administrators, and in local or global church and parachurch organizations as leaders and staff members.
Students interested in the music and worship major are encouraged to speak with a School of Music faculty or staff member. Pursuit of this degree should be declared as soon as possible through the Office of the Undergraduate Registrar in order to begin academic planning.
All students selecting a music and worship emphasis must complete the music major (B.M.) course requirements, emphasis course and ensemble requirements (below), and requirements for their desired concentration.
F = Offered every fall, S = Offered every spring
Fr = Freshman, So = Sophomore, Jr = Junior, Sr = Senior
|Music and Worship Emphasis||43–45 units|
|Music and Worship Core Requirements||33 units|
MIN 206Introduction to Practical Theology
MINC 318Theology and Practice of Ministry
MIN 401Christian Ministry Internship I
MIN 402Christian Ministry Internship II
MUS 160Introduction to Music and Worship Ministry
MUS 202Singing the Faith
MUS 203Languages of Worship
MUS 323Arranging I
MUS 367Technology for Worship
MUS 375Worship Arts Development and Administration
MUS 376Worship Design
MUS 447Church Music and Worship I
MUS 454Church Music and Worship Internship II
Beyond core requirements for the university, the School of Music, and the music and worship major, students choose a concentration based on their primary interests. The choice of concentration enables the student to begin preparing for post-baccalaureate work in related music ministry fields and affords the student an opportunity to work in settings that accentuate his/her strengths, abilities, and passions.
Students must select one of the concentrations listed below.
In each of eight semesters as a music major, a student must meet the designated performance requirements as listed per emphasis (see specific chart on concentration requirements pages above). Transfer students must participate each semester until they graduate or accumulate eight semesters. Membership in multiple ensembles in a given semester counts as only one semester toward the ensemble requirement.
To graduate with this major, students must:
- Pass the piano proficiency exam or maintain continuous enrollment in MUS 103–108 Piano Class until proficiency is met.
- Complete testing and evaluation as required by the Department of Practical Theology for the coursework in Christian ministry.
- Earn a C or above in all music and worship core requirements and concentrations. Otherwise, the course must be repeated until a C or above is earned.
- Earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in all coursework.
- Meet all other university and School of Music requirements for graduation.
*Meets a General Studies core (or elective) requirement.
**Meets a General Studies elective requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.