Bachelor of Arts in Church Music

This four-year program is designed to prepare individuals to lead a comprehensive church music ministry.

  • Utilize a basic knowledge of the Bible as a foundation of all Christian service
  • Demonstrate collegiate proficiency in music theory and aural skills, music history, conducting, arranging, and analyzing their relevancy to church music
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in a primary instrument and functional proficiency in a secondary instrument (piano or voice)
  • Exhibit the skills necessary for the administration of a music program in a local church
  • Articulate a biblical philosophy of church music and its relationship to the local church congregation

Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (30 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Life of Christ
Pauline Epistles I
Baptist History
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology

General Education (37 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey
      Survey of American Literature
      Survey of British Literature I
      Survey of British Literature II
      Survey of World Literature
Survey of World History I
General Psychology
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey
      General Biology Survey
      Survey of Physical Science
Principles of Speech
History of Christian Thought
General Education Elective
Humanities Elective
Fine Arts Elective: Art Appreciation
PE Activity
Technology Requirement
      Introduction to Computers
      Technology in Ministry
      Technology Portfolio
Student Life Seminar

Christian Ministry(4 semester hours)
Christian Ethics

Music (61 semester hours)
Music Theory I
Aural Skills
Music Theory II
Aural Skills II

Music Theory III
Aural Skills III
Music Theory IV
Aural Skills IV
Primary Instrument
Secondary Skills
Basic Conducting
Advanced Conducting
Instrumental Methods
Junior/Senior Recitals
Choral Arranging
Church Music/Phil/Administration
History of Music I
History of Music II
Church Music Internship

Total Hours = 132 hours

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.