Bachelor of Arts

Points of Distinction:

  • Students will be exposed to theories and practices of how to lead a worship ministry in the local church.
  • This degree at Boise Bible College is one of the first programs in the country to move from a performance-based model of music education to a spiritual leadership based model.
  • Students in this program explore how the Church has expressed worship in the past and in the present in order to worship in relevant ways in different contexts.
  • This program prepares students theologically, pastorally, and musically.
  • The Worship Arts degree program requires students to earn internship credits through serving under a worship leader.
  • Worship Arts degree students will have opportunities to lead worship during the school year in chapel or on-campus events.

Possible Careers:

  • Worship Leader
  • Creative Arts Pastor
  • Songwriter
  • Arranger/Composer
  • Service Producer
  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Technical Arts Director
  • Global Worship Ministry
  • Choral Director
  • Instrumental Music Director
  • Christian Music Publisher
  • Youth Arts Ministry Leader
  • Vocal and Instrumental Performance

In addition, this program can also be taken as a dual minor in conjunction with another dual minor ministry program. For additional information about the Worship Arts Degree, see the catalog.


I love the Worship Arts degree at BBC, because it helped me to refine my skills, and my knowledge about actually leading people to Jesus through worship.

L. Heiner, alumna

Worship Arts Degree Program Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (18 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • Greek Basics 1-3
Philosophy (8 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or Worldviews
History (6 credits)
  • Survey of Church History
  • Church History (choose one of three sections)
Math/Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Personal Finances
  • Theory of Intelligent Design
Social Science (choose 3 credits*)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
Music (12 credits)
  • Skills for Musicians 1
  • Skills for Musicians 2
  • Skills for Musicians 3
  • Music History and Appreciation


Bible (31 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Life of Christ (choose two of three sections)
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • History of Israel
  • Greek Exegesis 1-2
  • Romans
Theology (13 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Origin and Nature of the Bible OR Biblical Criticism
  • Historical Theology
  • Advanced Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Theology of Worship
Electives Bible or Theology Elective (1 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (21 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Introduction to Vocational Ministry
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Evangelism and Discipleship
  • Organization and Administration
  • Communicating Biblical Truth or Introduction for Preaching (men)
  • Foundations for Spiritual Growth
  • Women in Ministry or Life in Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Senior Capstone
  • Contextual Ministry
Worship Ministry Core (12 credits)

Each course in the Worship Ministry core requires concurrent enrollment in Chapel Worship Team as a lab.

  • Dynamics of Rehearsal I
  • Music Technology and Production
  • Dynamics of Rehearsal II
  • Formation Worship and Pastoral Care
  • Seminar Experience
Applied Music Electives (3 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor and department head, choose 3 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal interests.

  • Concert Choir
  • Vocal Basics
  • Guitar for Worship
  • Music Theory Essentials
  • Keyboard for Worship
  • Private Music Lessons
  • Advanced Music Theory
Internship (4 credits)
  • Worship Styles and Venues
  • Internship*