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Worship Studies (B.M.)

The Department of Music and Theatre Arts provides a diverse program of training in music that reflects historical traditions of music, music education, and music ministry leadership. It seeks to broaden each student’s knowledge of musical practice and to challenge all students to develop and utilize their artistic talents in both secular and sacred contexts in ways consistent with their Christian worldview.

Furthermore, the Department of Music and Theatre Arts prepares students for opportunities to study music at the graduate level in varying areas of specialization and for professional success in vocations in the field and its related fields.

East Texas Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Department offers a Bachelor of Music degree with majors in worship studies, and music education. A Bachelor of Arts music major is also available as preparatory study to graduate work in certain areas of specialty or as cultural enrichment. A minor in music is also offered.
Elaboration of the following materials may be found in the Music Student Handbook.

You can find the Music Course Rotations here.


  1. Students will demonstrate competency in music technology programs critical to the music discipline. 
  2. Students will demonstrate performance skills in their primary concentration appropriate to their declared major. 
  3. Worship Studies students will demonstrate the ability to lead worship competently and confidently. 


General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements - 33 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Christian Ministry 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History 1301 or 1302 - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Mathematics 1300, 1342, 1314, 1316, 2301, or 2313 - 3 hours
Communication 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Major area of study (see below) - 79 hours
Basic Musicianship (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Applied Study/Performance (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Selected Major Requirements (See Available Majors for specific requirements)
Music Electives (to equal seventy-nine (79) semester hours in music)
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours

Worship Studies Major Requirements

Worship Studies Requirements
Completion of seventy-nine (79) semester hours
Basic Musicianship Requirements (31 semester hours):
MUSI 1000 Recital (six (6) semesters)
MUSI 1128, 1129Aural Skills I, II
MUSI 1308, 1309 Music Theory I, II
MUSI 2113, 2114 Modern Musicianship I, II Lab
MUSI 2201 Survey of Western Music
MUSI 2313, 2314 Modern Musicianship I, II
MUSI 3107 Music Technology
MUSI 3108 World Music
MUSI 3201 Conducting
MUSI 3316 Songwriting
MUSI 4301, 4302 Music History I, II
Applied Study/Performance (22 semester hours):
Applied Performance Specialization (twelve (12) semester hours)
Junior Recital (MUSI 3030, 3031, 3040, or 3051)
Secondary Performance Study (three (3) semester hours)
Music Laboratory (performance ensembles for seven (7) semester hours)
Worship Studies (26 semester hours)
COMM 2310 Audio Production
COMM/MUSI 3315 Worship Media and Technology
MUSI 3313 Leading Worship
MUSI 3314 Planning Worship
MUSI 3360 The Worship of God
MUSI 3361 Worship Music
MUSI 4150 Practicum for Music Ministry I
MUSI 4151 Practicum for Music Ministry II
RLGN 1340 The Calling and Practice of Ministry
RLGN 4306 Leadership and Discipleship in the Church
Department Recommendations:
BUAD 3316 Social Media for Business Applications
COMM 2308 Digital Design and Production
COMM 2311 Video Production
FINA 3210 Practical Financial Management
RLGN 4303 Christian Servant Leadership
THEA 2322 Stagecraft II: Lighting and Sound

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2023-2024
Catalog Year 2022-2023
Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019