BM: Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship

The following is a complete listing of courses required for the Bachelor of Music (Music & Worship)

Biblical and Theological Core 34 hours

Biblical Cultural Studies and Exegesis - 6 hours

  • BCS 100 Bible Lands and Lifeways     3
  • BEX 200 Hermeneutics     3

Old Testament – 8 hours

  • BOT 150 Old Testament History     3
  • BOT 260 Old Testament Prophecy     3
  • BOT 270 Old Testament Poetry     2

New Testament – 9 hours

  • BNT 150 Acts of Apostles     3
  • BNT 220 Introduction to the Gospels     3
  • BNT 230 Introduction to Paul and New Testament Letters     3

Theology- 8 hours

  • TTH 210,211 Basic Bible Doctrines 1&2     6
  • TTH 372 Theology of Worship     2

Professional – 3 hours

  • PMN 145 Introduction to Evangelism     3

General Education Core 29 hours

English – 6 hours

  • GEN 110-111 College English 1&2     6

Communication – 3 hours

  • GSP 110 Public Speaking     3

Behavioral/Social Sciences – 5 hours

  • GPS 110 Introductory Psychology     3
  • GSO 110 Introduction to Sociology     2

Natural Sciences – 3 hours

  • GSC 200s Science Elective     3

History – 7 hours

  • GHI 220 History of Christianity in the Western World     4
  • GHI 230 History of the Restoration Movement     3

Philosophy – 5 hours

  • TAP 210 Philosophy of Religion     3
  • TET 110 Modern Ethical Problems     2

Professional Core 78 hours

Professional Courses in Music - 43 hours

  • PMW o41w Worship Studio Practicum (2 semesters)     0
  • PMW 111 Beginning Aural Skills     1
  • PMW ___ Music Theory 1,2,3,4 (112, 210, 212, 310)     12
  • PMW ___ Musicianship 1,2,3,4 (113, 211, 213, 311)     4
  • PMW 170 Introduction to Musical Styles     2
  • PMW 180 Worship Leadership     2
  • PMW 275 Conducting     2
  • PMW 285 Music Methods for Ministry     2
  • PMW 312 Form & Analysis     2
  • PMW 349 Supervised Field Experience (2 semesters)     0
  • PMW 371-2 Music History and Literature 1 & 2      5
  • PMS 374 Survey of World Music     2
  • PMW 375 Advanced Conducting     2
  • PMW 380 Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs     2
  • PMW 381 Music Ministry in the Church     3
  • PMW 384 Worship and the Arts     2

Voice Track Requirements - 35 hours

  • Applied Music     20
  • Applied Major: 8 semesters = 16*
  • Applied minor: 4 semesters = 4**
  • + Studios in major
  • + Junior  & Senior voice recitals
  • PMW 376v Vocal Literature     1
  • PMW 378 Vocal Pedagogy     2
  • Music Ensembles (8 semesters)     8
  • Non-Credit Ensembles (4 semesters)     0
  • Electives in Music & Worship     4

Piano Track Requirements – 35 hours

  • Applied Music     18
  • Applied major: 8 semesters = 16*
  • Applied minor: 2 semesters = 2***
  • + Studios in major
  • + Junior & Senior piano recitals
  • PMW 160v Voice Methods     1
  • PMW 376p Piano Literature     1
  • PMW 377 Piano Pedagogy     2
  • PMW 387 Practical Keyboard Skills     1
  • Music Ensembles (8 semesters)     8
  • Non-Credit Ensembles (4 semesters)     0
  • Electives in Music & Worship     4

*Progression toward a Bachelor of Music degree requires Advanced Level Approval by a panel of Music & Worship Faculty at the end of the third semester of applied music study.
**Voice majors must select piano as their applied minor until they pass a piano proficiency.
***Piano majors must select voice as their applied minor until they pass a voice proficiency.

Total Degree Hours — 141

Electives In Music & Worship*

  • PMW 160b Brass Methods     2
  • PMW 160g Guitar Methods     1
  • PMW 160s String Methods     2
  • PMW 160w Woodwind Methods     2
  • PMW 160x Percussion Methods     1
  • PMW 215 Introduction to Computer Music     1
  • PMW 216 Computer Notation     1
  • PMW 262 Performance Technology     3
  • PMW 315 Orchestration     2
  • PMW 316 Writing and Arranging for Worship     2
  • PMW 360 Choral Methods     1
  • PMW 361 Early and Middle Childhood Music Methods     3
  • PMW 362 Music Methods for Secondary School     3
  • PMW 376p Piano Literature     1
  • PMW 377 Piano Pedagogy     2
  • PMW 382 Worship at the Lord’s Table     1
  • PMW 387 Practical Keyboard Skills     1
  • PMW 395 Music & Worship Internship     2-9

*Music ensemble credits may not be used as electives.