Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for students who desire music studies on a less intensive track with a greater emphasis on biblical and historical studies. The goal of the degree is to train each student to be a well-rounded musician who will be equipped with an appreciation of musical style and an understanding of music history, music theory, and theology. 

All students in the School of Church Music and Worship are required to minister in the music program of a local church or organization during the time they are enrolled in their degree programs.

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 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
Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102 2
Technology for Worship I WOR 3232 2
Conducting I CON 3622 2
Texas Baptist College Choir (first four semesters) ENS 1008 2
Southwestern Singers (second four semesters) ENS 1028 2
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500) PIA 1500 0
Voice Proficiency VOI 1500 0
Students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.    
Performance Lab (eight semesters) PFL 1100 0
Applied Study    
8 semesters of Applied Study in voice, piano, or guitar (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)    
Applied I (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1101 1
Applied II (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 1201 1
Applied III (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2101 1
Applied IV (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 2201 1
Sophomore Upper Level Exam VOI/PIA/GTR 2000 0
Applied V (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 3101 1
Applied VI (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 3201 1
Applied VII (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 4101 1
Applied VIII and Senior Recital (Voice, Piano, or Guitar) VOI/PIA/GTR 4212 2
Select two courses:  Select two: 4
Song Writing for Corporate Worship COM 4232 2
Conducting II: Choral and Instrumental CON 3652 2
Arranging and Orchestration THY 4122 2
Voice Pedagogy VOI 1902 2
Introduction to Congregational Worship Music WOR 2102 2
The Ministry of Planning and Leading Worship WOR 3102 2
Rehearsal Techniques for Vocal Ensembles WOR 3112 2
Rehearsal Techniques for Worship Bands WOR 3122 2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222 2
Technology for Worship II WOR 3242 2
  Total Music and Worship Hours 45

General Studies

English I - Introduction to Academic Writing ENG 1113 3
English II - Advanced Academic Writing ENG 1213 3
Natural Science NAS 4203 3
Critical Thinking REA 1153 3
Greek I GRK 1103 3
Greek II GRK 1203 3
Select two courses: Select two:  
Great Books of Early Western Civilization IDE 1103 3
Great Books of Late Antiquity IDE 1213 3
Great Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance IDE 2163 3
Great Books of the Enlightenment IDE 3103 3
Great Books of the 19th Century IDE 3203 3
Great Books of the 20th Century IDE 4103 3
Humanities Electives   15
Select five courses: Select five:  
Any Great Books course not taken in the core    
Humanities Advanced Topics I IDE 43x3  
Humanities Advanced Topics II IDE 43x3  
Baptist History and Heritage HIS 2213  
World Religions SOS 2103  
Church History I CHH 2113  
Church History II CHH 2123  
Visual Art: History and Evaluation FNA 3103  
Introduction to Christian Apologetics PHI 1203  
Hebrew I (or other language) HBR 1103  
Hebrew II (or other language) HBR 1203  

Biblical and Theological Studies

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 Theology BIB 1173 3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033 3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043 3
Evangelism EVA 2213 3
Spiritual Formation BIB 1013 3
Introduction to Christian Ethics SOS 3313 3
Introduction to Christian Philosophy PHI 4113 3
Introduction to Missions MIS 2013 3
Chapel CHP 1000 (six semesters)
  Total General Studies 78
  Total Degree Hours 123