Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies is a comprehensive music degree that is supported by a program of worship, theological and general studies. This degree is structured to develop musicians who will utilize their talent to serve and lead in church or missions settings. Students successfully completing this specialized worship degree may choose to continue their preparation at the graduate level in church music or worship studies.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Music Core

Theory and Musicianship I THY 1104 4
Theory and Musicianship II THY 1204 4
Theory and Musicianship III THY 2104 4
Theory and Musicianship IV THY 2204 4
Music Technology THY 3202 2
Form in Music THY 4102 2
Instrumentation THY 4112 2
Improvisation for the Worship Musician THY 4301 1
Musics of the World MHS 2002 2
Music History I: Antiquity-Renaissance MHS 2102 2
Music History II: Baroque-Classical MHS 2202 2
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to Present MHS 2302 2
Conducting I CON 3622 2
Conducting II: Choral CON 3632 2
Conducting II: Instrumental CON 3642 2
Chapel Choir (two semesters) ENS 2228 1
Select six semesters of the following ensembles:   3
Southwestern Singers ENS 1028  
Southwestern Master Chorale ENS 1108  
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500) PIA 1500 0
Voice Proficiency (students may need to complete Class Voice I-II and VOI 1501 to satisfy VOI 1500) VOI 1500 0
Performance Lab (eight semesters) PFL 1100 0
     
Applied Study   12
6 semesters of 2 credits of one of the following (must enroll concurrently in Master Class):
Applied Instrument (must be a standard orchestral instrument or classical guitar) INS 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202  
Applied Organ ORG 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202  
Applied Piano PIA 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202  
Applied Voice VOI 1102, 1202, 2102, 2202, 3102, 3202  
Sophomore Uppler Level Examination INS 2000, ORG 2000, PIA 2000, or VOI 2000  
Secondary Applied Study   2
Guitar is the secondary applied area. If guitar is the principal applied area, one of the following will be substituted: organ, piano, voice, or a different instrument.
Applied Instrument INS 1101, 1201  
Applied Organ ORG 1101, 1201  
Applied Piano PIA 1101, 1201  
Applied Voice VOI 1101, 1201  
  Total 55
     

Worship Concentration

Platform Leadership for the Musician WOR 1100 0
Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102 2
Congregational Worship Music WOR 2102 2
Introduction to Creative Worship WOR 3102 2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222 2
Practicum: Leading Small Vocal Ensembles in Worship WOR 3341 1
Practicum: Leading Small Instrumental Groups in Worship WOR 3351 1
Practicum: Administration and Finance in Ministry WOR 3381 1
Practicum: Media in Worship WOR 3491 1
Worship Leadership Recital WOR 4001 1
Worship Leadership Internship and Project WOR 4302 2
Select two courses: Select two:  
Arranging COM 4112 2
Song Writing for Corporate Worship COM 4232 2
Commercial Styles COM 4242 2
  Total 19
     

General Studies

   
Humanities Core    
Early Western Civilization Seminar IDE 1103 3
Late Antiquity Seminar IDE 1213 3
Renaissance and Reformation Seminar IDE 2203 3
Enlightenment Seminar IDE 3103 3
General Education Core    
English I: Grammar and Syntax ENG 1103 3
English III: Rhetoric and Composition ENG 2103 3
Natural Science NAS 4203 3
Contemporary Social Issues SOS 4113 3
Baptist History and Heritage HIS 2213 3
Personal Evangelism EVA 2201 1
International Mission Trip MIS 3201 1
Chapel CHP 1000 (six semesters)
Biblical and Theological Studies    
Systematic Theology I THE 3033 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033 3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043 3
Select two: Select two: 6
Old Testament I OTS 2113  
Old Testament II OTS 2213  
Old Testament III OTS 3113  
Select two: Select two: 6
New Testament I NTS 3123  
New Testament II NTS 3223  
New Testament III NTS 4123  
Biblical Languages    
Select six hours from one language: Select six hours:  
Greek, Hebrew, or Latin I GRK, HBR, or LTN 1103 3
Greek, Hebrew or Latin II GRK, HBR, or LTN 1203 3
  Total 56
  Degree Total 130

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas