AA in Worship Leadership

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree in Worship Leadership is designed for students with the gifts and calling to serve in the worship ministries of a local church. The program helps ground students in biblical understanding of the roles worship plays in a healthy church, nurture in them an evident commitment to spiritual life, and orient them to servant leadership through music. It is structured to introduce students to knowledge and skills that support worship ministry, with a particular emphasis on musical skills.


Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Express an evident and attractive Christian witness.
  • Communicate an increased understanding of biblical foundations for spiritual life and worship ministry.
  • Demonstrate increased musical and leadership abilities requisite for worship ministry.

Required Courses






RELIGION - 7 Credits




MAJOR - 16 Credits




Worship Leadership Forum

Worship Leadership Forum is required each semester.



Applied Studies

Two (2) hours of applied studies are required. This requirement must be completed through MU171 Applied Voice I, MU191 Applied Piano I, or Applied Instrument(s), such as guitar, trumpet, clarinet, etc.




Two (2) hours of ensemble are required. This requirement must be completed through MU109 OCU Chorale or MU140 University Band.



Worship Leadership Electives - 4 Credits

Four (4) credits of Worship Leadership Electives are required. This requirement must be completed through Worship Leadership Practicum Electives (1 hour each), Conducting Elective (MU212 Choral Conducting or MU375 Instrumental Conducting - 2 hours), or Internship Hour (on approval).



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