2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2019-2020 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Worship Leadership Major (B.A.)

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The bachelor of arts in worship leadership is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students committed to worship ministry in the church and parachurch organizations. Coursework emphasizes the practices of Christian worship and ministry with complementary studies in an arts concentration of the student’s choosing. Students are prepared to design, plan, and lead worship through arts-centered ministries such as art and design, dance, film production, journalism, mass communication, music, songwriting, or worship production. Upon graduation, students are equipped to pursue full-time worship arts positions in church and parachurch organizations or graduate studies. Students cannot minor in the same discipline as their chosen concentration. (Formerly the Worship and the Arts Major)

Required Courses

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 23-27 Credits

Worship Leadership Major: 64 Credits

Concentration in the Arts: 34 Credits

(choose a concentration below and complete all courses listed)

Arts & Design Concentration: 34 credits

Film Production Concentration: 34 Credits

Journalism & Mass Communication Concentration: 34 Credits

Music Concentration: 34 Credits

Composition: 2 Credits

Choose one from the following two options:

  • Applied Composition (Includes MUSA 2160, 2260, 2360, 3160, 3260, 3360, 4160, 4260, 4360) (2)


Ensembles & Electives: 11 Credits

  • Music Ensembles (4 semesters/1 credit each) (4)
  • Arts Electives: (choose 7 credits from ART, DANC, FLMJ, FLMT, JMC, THEA)

Worship Production Concentration: 34 Credits

General Electives: 15-19

Total Required Credits: 128

*Language Requirement: A placement exam alone cannot satisfy this requirement. At least one course must be completed at Samford. Four (4) credits of language are required (102 or higher).
**Students who test into a higher level of dance may substitute DANC 360  for DANC 101-222.
***Prerequisite: Musicianship Assessment administered by the Division of Music. If the assessment is passed, students may substitute 3 music credits with advisor permission.
NOTE: Students cannot minor in the same discipline as their chosen concentration.

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