For students who are interested in pursuing a career that will allow them to use their musical gifts and talents in ministry, CCU offers the Bachelor of Music - Worship Arts degree. This degree combines elements of Biblical principles of leadership and music production and engineering with a true music degree program, so that students are philosophically, practically, and spiritually equipped for effective leadership and administration of a music/worship ministry within the Body of Christ. The Worship Arts degree also offers excellent preparation for graduate school or seminary.

The Worship Arts program focuses on the development and practice of worship throughout history and of the contemporary church. While not promoting a particular style of worship, it equips students to be knowledgeable and capable in most forms of Protestant worship. Particular attention is paid to working with all instruments including voices, along with a distinct performance and internship requirement.

The Bachelor of Music in Worship Arts requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (45 credit hours)
Music Core (38 credit hours)
Worship Arts Core (43 credit hours)
Electives Core (2 credit hours)

Additional Information

  • Those selecting the music major must take course Musical Perspectives as part of the general education requirements.

  • course From Sight to Sound - Music Fundamentals is a prerequisite for entrance into course Music Theory I: Elements of Music.

  • course Music Convocation is required for all music majors each semester at CCU (up to 8 semesters).

  • Piano and Piano Class requirements vary in order to pass Piano Proficiency. Students must take course Piano Class I AND course Piano Class II OR course Piano in consecutive semesters until course Piano Proficiency is passed.

  • Only one ensemble credit each semester counts toward the requirements for the major.