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 and Orchestration 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
Southwestern Master Chorale (two semesters) ENS 1108   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 VOI 1500   0

Non-voice concentration students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.

     

Voice concentration students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2401 and VOI 1501 concurrently before proceeding to VOI 1102.

     
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 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    
Junior Recital INS 3000, ORG 3000, PIA 3000, or VOI 3000    
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: Administration and Finance in Ministry WOR 3381   1
Practicum: Media in Worship WOR 3491   1
Worship Lab (eight semesters) WOR 1108   4
Worship Leadership Capstone WOR 4301   1
Worship Leadership Internship WOR 4400   0
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      
Meaning, Vocation, and Flourishing IDE 1053   3
Great Ideas of the Ancient World IDE 1153   3
Great Ideas of the Medieval World IDE 2153   3
General Education Core      
English I - Academic Writing ENG 1113   3
English II - Advanced Academic Writing ENG 1213   3
Natural Science NAS 4203   3
Contemporary Social Issues SOS 4113   3
Free non-music electives      6
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
Old Testament I OTS 1113   3
Old Testament II OTS 1123   3
New Testament I NTS 2113   3
New Testament II NTS 2123   3
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