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Contemporary Worship Ministry

The Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Worship Ministry degree is designed to prepare graduates for successful roles as contemporary worship leaders, ministers of music, music media and technology ministers, or Christian artists and performers.

Contemporary Worship Ministry Course Requirements | 120 Total 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 (18 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 Theology, History and Philosophy (6 hours)
  • MU 201. Introduction to Church Music: Philosophy and Administration (2 hours)
  • MU 300. Foundations for Worship (2 hours)
  • MU 303. Worship Song Literature (2 hours)
Worship Ministry Administration and Practice (Choose 10 hours)
  • MG 215. Guitar for Contemporary Worship (2 hours)
  • MH 302. World Music Cultures and Missions (2 hours)
  • MT 405. Orchestration (2 hours)
  • MU 208. Worship Team Leadership (2 hours)
  • MU 309. Rhythm Section Methods (2 hours)
  • MU 330. Musical Drama (2 hours)
  • MU 401. Use of the Arts in Worship (2 hours)
  • MU 409. Songwriting for Contemporary Worship (2 hour)
  • MU 414. Materials and Methods for Age Group Music Ministry (2 hours)
  • MV 115. Class Voice, MUS 150-151V. Applied voice (2 hours)
    Note: Students whose Applied Principal or Applied Secondary is not Voice must take these two hours within the 10 hours of this section.
Worship Technology (Choose 5 hours)
  • MUT 301. Advanced Finale (2 hours)
  • MUT 302. Visual Media (2 hours)
  • MUT 303. Sequencing and Recording (3 hours)
  • MUT 304. Digital Sound/Multimedia Design I (3 hours)
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

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