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Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in Worship Studies

Classes and experiences are designed to prepare students to be thoughtful, prepared and effective worship leaders in local churches by providing biblical training, musical guidance and a variety of practical skills applicable to modern corporate worship contexts.

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Worship Studies PDF
Minor in Worship Studies PDF

What makes an OBU Worship Studies degree special?

A Worship Studies degree from OBU guides students through a broad spectrum of disciplines in order to prepare graduates for a career in churches today and in the future.

Students receive training from professional and experienced music faculty, learning music theory and performance skills. They will learn the history and theology of worship and discover tools for utilizing technology. Students will gain further biblical and pastoral training, including a minor in Christian Ministry, through courses in the Hobbs School of Theology and Ministry.

Worship Studies students will receive additional skills in audio production, multimedia production, design or photography, and communication, all intended to prepare the worship leader for those important tasks that take place behind the scenes.

What are OBU graduates doing with their Worship Studies degrees?

Though the title of our degrees has changed through the years, graduates who have earned a Church Music, Worship Arts, or Worship Studies degree have served churches and have successfully pursued graduate work at seminaries and universities. They have also been leaders in state conventions, professors and published composers, all sharing their gifts to spread the Gospel and to build the Church.

Music Auditions

Find out more about Music audition requirements.


Learn more about our faculty.

This program is offered through the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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