Music Program: Worship & Music Ministry Concentration

Why should I major in Music?
The Music Program offers a bachelor’s degree designed to provide a professional education for qualified students pursuing careers in the field of music. This program is a training ground, a performance center and a laboratory and directs itself to the needs of the student with quality instruction, personal supervision, and varied performance opportunities. All programs offered are enhanced by the excellent musical talent and opportunity that flourishes at Grace. Small classes and immediate musical involvement provide ongoing channels for student activity. All programs are carefully planned to provide students with purposeful, realistic, and challenging learning situations.

What type of degree will I earn at Grace University if I enroll in this program?
Graduates of the Music Program will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

What kind of jobs would be available to me after I graduate from Grace University with this major?
Whether you sense God calling you to serve in church music ministry, teach in a public or private school, teach and perform professionally, work and produce music in the Christian music industry, or develop your skills as a composer, GU’s Christian music ministry degree in Omaha is ready to help you fulfill that calling.

Total Degree Credits (126)

Bible/Theology Requirements (30)

  • BS 101 Old Testament Survey (4)
  • BS 102 New Testament Survey (4)
  • BS 103 Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods (3)
  • BS 110 Spiritual Life & Evangelism (2)
  • BS 406/204 Romans or Gospels (3)
  • TH 203 Theology of Church Mission (2)
  • TH 301 Theology 1 (3)
  • TH 302 Theology 2 (3)
  • BS/TH Electives (6)

General Education Requirements (36)

  • EN 101 College Composition 1 (3)
  • EN 102/103 Creative Writing or College Composition 2 (3)
  • HU Elective (3)
  • HU Elective (3)
  • HU Elective (3)
  • MA 201/211 College Algebra or Statistics (3)
  • PE 101 Introduction to Health & Wellness (2)
  • PE Elective (1)
  • PSY 101/211 General Psychology or Child Development (3)
  • SCI Science Elective (3)
  • SP 120 Oral Communications (3)
  • SS 101 College Orientation (0)
  • SS Social Science Electives (6)

Professional Requirements (60)

  • MU 121 Music Theory 1 (3)
  • MU 121L Aural Skills 1 (1)
  • MU 122 Music Theory 2 (3)
  • MU 122L Aural Skills 2 (1)
  • MU 220 Philosophy of Christian Music (3)
  • MU 221 Music Theory 3 (3)
  • MU 221L Aural Skills 3 (1)
  • MU 222 Music Theory 4 (3)
  • MU 222L Aural Skills 4 (1)
  • MU 313 Conducting 1 (2)
  • MU 314 Conducting 2 (2)
  • MU 335 Survey of Music History & Literature 1 (3)
  • MU 336 Survey of Music History & Literature 2 (3)
  • MU 412 Senior Recital (1)
  • MU P060 Basic Piano Fundamentals Class 1 (1)
  • MU P070 Basic Piano Fundamentals Class 2 (1)
  • MU P080 Basic Piano Fundamentals Class 3 (1)
  • MU P090 Basic Piano Fundamentals Class 4 (1)
  • MU 010-080 Performance Hour (0)
  • MU 410 Music Field Experience (0)
  • MU Applied Music (6)
  • MU Ensemble (8)
  • MU 303 Technology for Worship (2)
  • MU 304 Worship Leader (2)
  • MU 420 Christian Worship (3)
  • MU 423 Worship Band Methods & Materials (2)
  • MU 424 History of Church Music (3)

Servant Leadership Training* (8 Semesters)
Grace L.I.F.E. * (8 Semesters)
*For specific requirements, see the Grace University Student Handbook.

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