2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate 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 a worship-related concentration of the student’s choosing. Students are prepared to design, plan, and lead worship through arts-centered ministries such as art and design, ministry, music, songwriting, worship media and worship production. Upon graduation, students are equipped to pursue full-time worship ministry positions in church and parachurch organizations or graduate studies. Students cannot minor in the same discipline as their chosen concentration.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 23-27 Credits

Worship Leadership Major: 65-70 Credits

Worship Leadership Concentrations: 25-30 Credits

(choose a concentration below and complete all courses listed)

Music Concentration: 29 Credits

Songwriting Concentration: 30 Credits

General Electives: 9-18 Credits

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).
**Prereq: Musicianship Assessment administered by the Division of Music. If the assessment is passed, students may substitute 3 music credits with advisor permission.
***If student does not place into the applied area, he/she should begin applied studies with the Class I and II sequence in piano, voice, or guitar. Students who begin in this sequence must make a B- or above in both Class I and II in order to progress into further applied study.
NOTE: Students cannot minor in the same discipline as their chosen concentration.

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