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.


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



RELIGION - 18 Credits



Students must complete two of these.
Students must complete eight of these.
Students must complete three of these.



Worship Leadership Forum

Worship Leadership Forum is required each semester.


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 MU335M Worship Keyboard OR MU365M Worship Guitar.



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).


Worship Leader Electives

Four (4) credits of Worship Leadership Electives are required to complete this major. This requirement must be completed through Worship Leadership Practicum Electives (1 hour each), Conducting Elective (MU212 Choral Conducting or MU375 Instrumental Conducting - 2 hours), Applied Study Electives (1 hour each), OT221 Psalms (3 hours), or another approved MU, WL, or CM course.


WL425 Worship Leader Internship

Six (6) hours of WL425 Worship Leader Internship are required.

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