BA in Worship Leadership & Business

Bachelor of Arts

This program offers students a double major in Worship Leadership and Business. It is designed to prepare students for worship leadership, and to provide qualifications for working in business environments. Together, these programs are for students who plan to serve in worship leadership and also want to apply business expertise in a church setting and/or a career in business.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Communicate biblical foundations for spiritual life and ministry.
  • Demonstrate musical and leadership abilities requisite for worship ministry.
  • Plan and lead gospel-centered, edifying worship.
  • Apply management principles to manage people and processes within an organization.
  • Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Evaluate the financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.

Required Courses

 

GENERAL EDUCATION - 40 Credits *

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RELIGION - 23 Credits ‡

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BUSINESS MAJOR - 30 Credits

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Career Development Seminars

Students are required to attend three (3) of the following:

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Business Roundtables/Forums

Students are required to attend two (2) of the following:

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Distinguished Speakers Series

Students are required to attend eight (8) of the following:

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WORSHIP LEADERSHIP MAJOR - 31 Credits

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Worship Leadership Forum

Worship Leadership Forum is required each semester.

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Applied Studies

Six (6) credits of applied studies are required. This requirement must be completed through MU171 Applied Voice I, MU191 Applied Piano I, Applied Instrument(s), such as guitar, trumpet, clarinet, etc., and must include at least 1 hour of MU135 Worship Keyboard OR MU165 Worship Guitar.

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Ensemble

Four (4) credits of ensemble are required. Two (2) of these credits must be completed through MU109 OCU Chorale. The remaining two (2) credits can be completed through MU109 OCU Chorale, MU140 University Band, or small ensembles (such as MU119 Chamber Singers or MU145 Chamber Ensemble).

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Worship Leadership Electives

Two (2) credits of Worship Leadership Electives are required. This requirement can be completed through Worship Leadership Practicum Electives (1 hour each), Conducting Elective (MU211 Fundamentals of Conducting, MU212 Choral Conducting, or MU375 Instrumental Conducting - 2 hours), Additional Internship Hours (on approval), or MU207 Songwriting & Arranging.

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Worship Leader Internship

Two (2) credits of Worship Leader Internship are required.

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