Worship Studies (B.S.) - Commercial Music - Online

Worship Studies (B.S.) - Commercial Music - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Core
Worship Studies
WRSP 101Introduction to Worship Studies3
WRSP 102Creative Worship Arts3
WRSP 201Old and New Testament Principles of Worship3
WRSP 320History and Philosophy of Worship3
WRSP 421Congregational Ministry3
Worship Leadership
WRSP 321Principles of Worship Leadership3
WRSP 410The Mission and Mandate for Worship3
WRSP 420A Biblical Model for 21st Century Worship3
WRSP 430Building Relationships through Worship3
WRSP 440Strategies for Worship Leading3
Worship & Music
WMUS 103Basic Music Skills for Worship Leading3
WMUS 303Dynamics of Worship Leading3
WMUS 315Basic Conducting for the Worship Leader3
WMUS 400Tools, Techniques and Literature for Worship3
Total Hours42
CMUS 106Commercial Theory and Harmonic Practices II3
CMUS 107Commercial Musicianship I1
CMUS 108Commercial Musicianship II1
CMUS 102Survey of Music Technology3
CMUS 213Survey of Commercial Music Literature3
CMUS 330Commercial Music Technology I: Notation and DAW3
or MUSC 312 Music History: Since 1750
CMUS 151Commercial Applied Music I1
CMUS 152Commercial Applied Music II1
CMUS 193Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble I1
Total Hours17
Free Electives
Choose 19-22 credit hours of Free Electives19-22
Total Hours19-22

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
WRSP 101 Introduction to Worship Studies 3
WRSP 102 Introduction to Technology and Tools for Worship Leaders 3
Second Semester
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
Communications Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
CMUS 213 Survey of Commercial Music Literature 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
CMUS 102 Survey of Music Technology 3
CMUS 151 Commercial Applied Music I 1
WRSP 201 Old and New Testament Principles of Worship 3
Second Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
WRSP 320 History and Philosophy of Worship 3
Elective 3
CMUS 152 Commercial Applied Music II 1
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
CMUS 107 Commercial Musicianship I 1
WMUS 103 Music Theory for Worship Leaders 3
WMUS 303 Dynamics of Worship Leading 3
WRSP 321 Principles of Worship Leadership 3
Second Semester
CMUS 106 Commercial Theory and Harmonic Practices II 3
CMUS 108 Commercial Musicianship II 1
CMUS 193 Innovative Commercial Music Ensemble I 1
WMUS 315 Basic Conducting for the Worship Leader 3
WMUS 400 Tools, Techniques and Literature for Worship 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
CMUS 330
Commercial Music Technology I: Notation and DAW
or Music History: Since 1750
WRSP 410 The Mission and Mandate for Worship 3
WRSP 420 Current Issues for 21st Century Worship 3
WRSP 421 Congregational Ministry 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
Second Semester
WRSP 430 Building Relationships through Worship 3
WRSP 440 Strategies for Worship Leading 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling in foundational skills requirements

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