Associate of Arts – Worship Ministries

The Associate of Arts degree with a major in Worship Ministries is designed to provide students with basic musical competencies and prepare them for further training in the area of worship and music studies.

Associate of Arts – Worship Ministries Outcomes
Students completing the Associate of Arts – Worship Ministries major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge in music theory, music history, and conducting
  2. Demonstrate an introductory understanding of the theological foundations of Christian ministry
  3. Demonstrate introductory competence in practical skills of Christian ministry, such as information management, strategic decision-making, and communication
  4. Demonstrate a basic foundation for subsequent formal and information education
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge in music theory, the history of music for worship, and conducting
  6. Demonstrate improved musical practice and performance skills
  7. Demonstrate a basic orientation to local church music ministry


General Education (42 hours)

  • BN170 Introduction to Business & Finance
  • CM110 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • GE101 English Composition I
  • GE102 English Composition II
  • GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
  • GE240 Survey of World Literature
  • GS101 Foundations for Kingdom Success
  • HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
  • HM344 Christianity & the Arts
  • HS210 or HS211 American History I or II
  • HT200 Introduction to Ethics
  • HT411 World Religions
  • PY100 Introduction to Psychology

Worship Ministries Course (33 Hours)

  • MU101 Music Theory I*
  • MU102 Aural Skills I
  • MU103 Music Theory II
  • MU104 Aural Skills II
  • MU201 Music Theory III
  • MU202 Aural Skills III
  • MU302 Introduction to Church Music and Worship Leadership
  • MU233 History of Music for Worship I
  • MU234 History of Music for Worship II 3
  • MU341 Introduction to Conducting
  • MU361 Integrative Seminar in Worship Ministries
  • Primary Applied Major (4 hours)
    • Areas for study: Voice Piano, Guitar, Other
  • Secondary Applied Minor** (2 hours)
    • Areas for Study: Voice, Piano, Guitar
  • Ensemble Participation*** (3 hrs)
  • MU481 Chapel Choir
  • MU482 Chapel Band
  • MU484 Voices of Midwestern

*Music Fundamentals is a prerequisite for students entering Music Theory/Aural Skills I. All students will be required to take a test in music fundamentals to determine if remedial work is required.

**Secondary Applied Minors are in Voice, Piano, & Guitar. Each student must select two competencies and are required to pass a proficiency upon the completion of each.

***Students must complete 3 semesters of Ensemble participation to satisfy degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 77 Hours