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Bachelor of Science in
Bible/Theology and Music with Elective Studies in Business

Music with Elective Studies in Business is a four-year program with a double major in Bible/Theology and Music. The combination of a music major with elective studies in business is intended to give music majors experience in an outside field with potential for work or graduate studies in arts administration. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, and music.  The elective studies include five courses in the area of business.   



Ms. Elisa Cooper


Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music—rhythm, melody, harmony, and structure.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of style periods, genres, composers, and a wide selection of literature in the historical development of Western European art music.
  3. Attain the ability to perform with fluency on at least one major instrument.
  4. Play the piano at a functional level.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete Music Information Profile and audition with the music faculty (by May 1 prior to fall registration; audition by April 1 to be eligible for a music scholarship)
  2. Music Faculty will review the application and audition, and their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  3. Complete freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  4. Successfully complete
    • MUS 110 Music Theory/Aural Skills 1
    • Two semesters of applied music with successful performance in recitals each semester.
  5. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Music program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application and self-evaluation.
  6. Meet with music department faculty to discuss the self-evaluation document and goals at this stage of musical development.
  7. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees. 

Successful completion of these steps will result in full acceptance to the music department.

Music Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 134 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Achieve a grade point average of not less than 2.0 in each required music course.
  4. At least 67 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  5. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  6. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
    • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
      • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
      • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
      • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
      • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
      • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
      • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
      • Theology 1 (BT 205)
      • Theology 2 (BT 210)
      • Theology 3 (BT 305)
      • Theology 4 (BT 310)
      • Bible/Theology Electives+
    • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
      • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
    • Inter-Area Studies (4.5 credits)
      • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
      • Spiritual Formation/Christian Service Learning (IAS 102/3-402/3)
      • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-404/5)
      • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
    • Music (38 credits)
      • Applied Music
      • Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble
      • Music Fundamentals** (MUS 010)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 1 (MUS 110)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 2 (MUS 210)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 3 (MUS 310)                         
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 4 (MUS 410) 
      • Music History 1 (MUS 273)
      • Music History 2 (MUS 373)
      • Conducting 1 (MUS 365)
      • Music Elective
      • Keyboard Skills** (MUS 328)
      • Concert Attendance (MUS 235/6-435/6)  
    • Business (12 credits)
      • Financial Accounting (ACC 110)
      • Business Ethics (BUS 201)
      • Principles of Marketing (BUS 320)
      • Principles of Management and Leadership (BUS 330)
    • Humanities (15 credits)
      • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
      • English Composition (ENG 101)
      • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
      • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
      • Survey of Music History (MUS 173)
    • Social Sciences (12 credits)
      • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
      • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131) or Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
      • Church History (HIS 376)
      • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205)
    • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • Math Elective
      • Math or Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement

**or demonstrated proficiency

+at least one book study required


Award:  Bachelor of Science