Minor in Music Ministry

Arts & Sciences Department


The minor in Music Ministry is a program of study designed to equip the student for effective music ministry. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill some elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Type
Total Credits
Program Director
Elisa Cooper
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of music theory.
  2. Evidence continued growth in musical performance skills.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrate the skills required to lead a music ministry including musical set design, administration, management, and rehearsal.
Program Requirements
  • Music Fundamentals (MUS 101) or demonstrated proficiency
  • Harmonic Practices (MUS 110)*
  • Musicianship (MUS 111)**
  • Ensemble Lab (MUS 230)**
  • Music in the Church (MUS 250)
  • Methods of Music Ministry (MUS 256)**
  • Biblical Theology of Worship (BT 360)
  • Private Lessons (3 semesters; two semesters on primary instrument; one on secondary instrument)
  • Chapel Praise Team (MUS 130) (2 semesters)
  • Internship (MUS 330)***
  • Seminar on Leading (MUS 340)

*Pre-req: C on proficiency exam or in Music Fundamentals
**Pre-req: Harmonic Practices (or concurrent enrollment)
***To be fulfilled after or concurrent with all coursework for the minor