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Worship Leadership

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership degree is designed to prepare graduates for successful careers as worship pastors, ministers of music, music media and technology ministers, or Christian artists and performers.

Worship Leadership Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

FYI 101. Student Success Course (3 hours)


General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations required within the General Education Foundation
  • MH 403. Music History: Antiquity through Baroque* (3 hours)
  • MH 404. Music History: Classical through 20th Century* (3 hours)
  • SCI 201. Introduction to Biological Science (3 hours)
  • MU 202. Technology for Music Ministry (3 hours) OR
  • MUE 360. Technology for the Music Classroom (3 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (12 hours)


Major (69 hours)

Music Theory (16 hours)
  • MT 101. Elementary Harmony (3 hours)
  • MT 102. Intermediate Harmony (3 hours)
  • MT 103. Sight Singing/Ear-Training I (1 hours)
  • MT 104. Sight Singing/Ear-Training II (1 hours)
  • MT 201. Advanced Harmony I (3 hours)
  • MT 202. Advanced Harmony II (3 hours)
  • MT 203. Sight Singing and Ear Training III (1 hours)
  • MT 204. Sight Singing and Ear Training IV (1 hours)
Conducting (9 hours)
  • MC 210. Basic Conducting (3 hours)
  • MC 310. Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature (3 hours)
  • MC 410. Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature (3 hours)
Music History (8 hours)
  • MH 201. Music Literature (2 hours)
  • MH 403. Music History: Antiquity through Baroque* (3 hours)
  • MH 404. Music History: Classical through 20th Century* (3 hours)
Applied Music (14 Hours)
  • Applied Principal - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Voice, Instrumental (8 hours, 3 hours must be upper level)
  • Applied Secondary - Piano or Voice (4 hours)
  • Upper level applied course
    (Choose one course related to principal) (2 hours)
  • MUS 101. Recital Lab (0 hours; each semester)
Ensembles (8 hours)
  • ME Music Ensemble
    8 semester hours according to principal (8 hours)**
Worship Concentration Core (14 hours)
  • MU 300. Foundations for Worship (3 hours)
  • MU 404. Worship Leadership Practice (3 hours)
  • MU 208. Worship Team and Rhythem Section Leadership (3 hours)
  • MU 402. Advanced Technology for Worship Ministry (3 hours)
  • MV 411. Vocal Pedagogy (2 hours)
Worship Concentration Electives (choose 8 hours)*
  • MG 215. Guitar for Contemporary Worship (2 hours)
  • MU 401. Use of Arts in Worship (2 hours
  • MT 405. Orchestration (2 hours)
  • MU 409. Songwriting and Choral Arranging (2 hour)
  • MH 302. World Music cultures and Missions (2 hours)
  • MU 207. Worship Ministry Field Study (2 hours)
  • *(For students whose principal or secondary is not voice, 2 hours in this section must be applied voice.)
Field Experience (2 hours)
  • MU 203. Worship Ministry Practicum I (1 hour)
  • MU 204. Worship Ministry Practicum II (1 hour)
Summative Experiences
  • MU 415. Field Experience Practicum (2 hours)
  • MU 420. Senior Recital Project (0 hours)

*Hours counted in General Education and in total.
**3 Hours of ensemble credit are counted in General Education and in total.

Special notes:
  • Every music major will be enrolled in an ensemble every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in MUS 101. Recital Lab every semester they are enrolled at BCF.
  • Every music major will be enrolled in a piano class or private lesson every semester until they pass piano proficiencies