May 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Church Music (BM)

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Federal CIP: 39.0501 Religious/Sacred Music

The B.M. in Church Music prepares an individual to serve as a minister of music in a local church setting. This curriculum will also provide instruction equipping the student to work within a church music education program in areas such as applied and classroom music.

Church Music BM Requirements

Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. 

Major Courses

Completion of major courses requires a minimum grade of C-.

Instrumentalist Requirements

Students should choose two courses from the following.

Vocalist Requirements


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area.


Core Curriculum  Requirements 40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 76 hrs.

Electives 3-4 hrs.

Total: 120 hrs.

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