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Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Music with a Concentration in Music Ministry

The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Music with a Concentration in Music Ministry is a four-year program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and equip them for effective music ministry. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, and music ministry.

NOTE: EMMAUS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS TO THIS PROGRAM AS OF AUGUST 2013.

Program Director: Miss 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.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the biblical foundations for and historical practices of the use of music in the church and integrate this knowledge into a biblical philosophy of music.
  6. Demonstrate effective skills in music ministry through a practicum experience.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. 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
    1. a. Music Theory 1 (MUS 144) and Aural Skills 1 (MUS 115)
    2. b. 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 132 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Achieve a cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.0 in music coursework.
  4. At least 66 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 (5 credits)
      • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
      • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
      • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-404/5)
      • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
    • Music (36 credits)
      • Applied Music
      • Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble
      • Music Fundamentals** (MUS 010)
      • Music Theory 1 (MUS 114)
      • Aural Skills 1 (MUS 115)
      • Music Theory 2 (MUS 214)
      • Aural Skills 2 (MUS 215)
      • Music Theory 3 (MUS 314)
      • Aural Skills 3 (MUS 315)
      • Music Theory 4 (MUS 414)
      • Aural Skills 4 (MUS 415)
      • Music History 1 (MUS 273)
      • Music History 2 (MUS 373)
      • Conducting 1 (MUS 365)
      • Keyboard Skills** (MUS 328)
      • Class Voice** (MUS 124)
      • Concert Attendance (MUS 235/6-435/6)
    • Music Ministry (12 credits)
      • Foundations of Church Music (MUS 250)
      • Methods of Music Ministry (MUS 256)
      • Composing/Arranging (MUS 388)
      • Music Ministry Practicum (MUS 455)
      • Music Elective
    • 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 2 (HIS 132)
      • Church History (HIS 376)
      • Social Science Electives
    • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
      • College Math (MAT 140)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • Math or Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement
**or demonstrated proficiency
+at least one book study required

Award: Bachelor of Science