SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC (음악대학)
Bachelor of Church Music (132 units)
The Bachelor of Church Music is the undergraduate degree that provides education and training of music for ministry. The program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The degree program requires four academic years of course work including General Education courses, Biblical and theological courses, and music courses to prepare graduates to use their musical talents to serve the Church and society. Bachelor of Church Music graduates will be qualified to serve as worship leaders and directors of music and will also be prepared for graduate study in music.
Degree Requirements
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • A high-school diploma from an accredited school, or equivalent.
  • A cumulative high-school Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 or greater.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 132 units of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:
  • Successfully complete 44 units of general education courses.
  • Successfully complete 44 units of lower-division courses.
  • Successfully complete 44 units of upper-division courses, or 20 units of unrestricted electives and 24 units of concentration-required courses.
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Church Music (132 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 132 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

General Education Courses:   44 units
Lower-Division Courses:   44 units
Upper-Division Courses   44 units
Total units:   132 units
• General Education Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
GEC101 Biology 4 units
GEC102 English Composition I 4 units
GEC103 English Composition II 4 units
GEC104 General Psychology 4 units
GEC105 Humanities I 4 units
GEC106 Humanities II 4 units
GEC107 Introduction to Philosophy 4 units
GEC108 Introduction to Sociology 4 units
GEC109 Principle Economic 4 units
GEC110 World History I 4 units
GEC111 World History II 4 units
Total General Education: 44 units
• Lower-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
LDC101 Bible Study Methods 4 units
LDC102 Church and Worship 4 units
LDC103 Introduction to Christian Education 4 units
LDC104 Introduction to Christian Ethnics 4 units
LDC105 Introduction to Christian Music 4 units
LDC106 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 units
LDC107 Introduction to the New Testament 4 units
LDC108 Pastoral Ministry 4 units
LDC109 Philosophy of Religion 4 units
LDC110 The Background of the Bible 4 units
LDC111 The Life of Christ 4 units
Total Lower Division: 44 units
• Upper-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
BMU201 Choral Conducting 4 units
BMU202 Chorus 4 units
BMU203 Evangelism in Music 4 units
BMU204 Field Education 4 units
BMU205 Keyboard Harmony 4 units
BMU206 Music Form and Analysis 4 units
BMU207 Music Theory I 4 units
BMU208 Music Theory II 4 units
BMU209 Music Theory III 4 units
BMU210 Sight Singing & Ear Training 4 units
BMU211 Western Music History 4 units
Total Upper Division: 44 units


Master of Church Music (60 units)
The Master of Church Music is the graduate degree that provides education and training in music for ministry. The program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The curriculum provides students with advanced musical education and skills training in order to prepare graduates to use their musical talents to serve the Church and society. Master of Church Music graduates will be qualified to serve as worship leaders and directors of music and will also be prepared for doctoral study in music.
Degree Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintain GPA at 2.0, with no grade less than a "C."
  • Satisfactorily complete all coursework over five quarters’ time (approximately twenty months’ chronological time).
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Master of Church Music (60 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 60 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

Course # Course Title Units
MMU101 Choral Conducting 4 units
MMU102 Church Music History 4 units
MMU103 Church Music in Contemporary Culture 4 units
MMU104 Counterpoint I 4 units
MMU105 Counterpoint II 4 units
MMU106 Ensemble I 4 units
MMU107 Ensemble II 4 units
MMU108 General Music History 4 units
MMU109 History of Martial Arts 4 units
MMU110 Individual Instruction I 4 units
MMU111 Individual Instruction II 4 units
MMU112 Keyboard Harmony 4 units
MMU113 Sight Singing & Aural Skill I 4 units
MMU114 Sight Singing & Aural Skill II 4 units
MMU115 Master’s Recital 4 units
Total units: 60 units


Doctor of Church Music(68 units)
The Doctor of Church Music is the advanced academic degree program that is designed to educate leaders for specialized expertise in music. The program prepares professional music leaders for helping services and glorifying God and also equips servant leaders for effective use of music in fellowship, education, worship, and the mission of the church. Students will develop the ability to meet the needs of the music leaders and directors of church. Recipients of the Doctor of Church Music degree will possess highly developed academic and performance skills in music. Candidates will choose their area of specialization and will do their doctoral project within that area. In the doctoral project, they may focus on music areas such as the following: musicology, vocal and instrumental music, art song, analytical tech, and various other areas.
Degree Requirements
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework, determined by the student and the student’s doctoral committee, from the Doctor of Church Music course list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s doctoral committee with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete the Integrative Review.
  • Successfully complete 60 units of concentrated course work.
  • Successfully complete 8 units of the Dissertation.
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Doctor of Church Music(68 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 68 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

Coursework: 60 units
Dissertation: 8 units
Total units: 68 units

Course # Course Title Units
DMU101 Advanced Seminar in Choral Arrangement 4 units
DMU102 Advanced Seminar in Church Music 4 units
DMU103 Advanced Seminar in Church Music Administration 4 units
DMU104 Advanced Seminar in Composition 4 units
DMU105 Advanced Seminar in Conducting 4 units
DMU106 Advanced Seminar in Counterpoint 4 units
DMU107 Advanced Seminar in Harmony 4 units
DMU108 Advanced Seminar in Music Education 4 units
DMU109 Advanced Seminar in Music History 4 units
DMU110 Applied Instrument 4 units
DMU111 Applied Voice 4 units
DMU112 History of Practical Church Music 4 units
DMU113 Hymnology 4 units
DMU114 Music in Mission 4 units
DMU115 Pastoral Theology in Church Music 4 units
DMU799 Dissertation 4 units
Total units: 68 units


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