Bachelor Of Science In Music In World Cultures

This program is pending accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Inspire Unity in the Global Church with Our B.S. in Music in World Cultures Degree

You have a passion for bringing people together through music and our Bachelor of Science in Music in World Cultures degree will help you develop the skills you need to understand, perform, and teach music from cultures around the world. In our B.S. in Music in World Cultures degree, you will learn non-western music theory, perform in an ethnic ensemble, and lead globally-focused worship.

We are dedicated to preparing you to inspire unity in the body of Christ on the mission field or in the local church through the power of music, and we will mentor and support you throughout your academic journey.

Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in Music in World Cultures Degree? 

At Liberty, we are committed to training musicians who use their talent to reach people with the gospel. That’s why our B.S. in Music in World Cultures program integrates global studies, musical theory and performance, and essential biblical studies classes, so you can build the foundational knowledge you need to follow God’s calling on your life.

Whether you want to lead worship, discover other cultures, become a recording artist, or serve as a missionary, our music in world cultures bachelor’s degree will equip you with the tools you need to reach your full potential. Partner with us and become the Champion for Christ you always knew you could be.

What Will You Learn in Our Music in World Cultures Bachelor’s Degree Program?

In our B.S. in Music in World Cultures degree program, you will study music theory, harmonic practice, musicianship, and music history giving you the broad knowledge base you need for the rest of your degree. You will explore non-western and folk music theory and learn to create a culturally relevant global worship setting. And during your global studies classes, you will learn how to interact and communicate with other cultures, so you are prepared to build a career at home or around the world.

Our music bachelor’s degree in world cultures offers both ethnic ensemble and internship opportunities, helping you gain real-world performance experience in the style that most interests you. And because our B.S. in world cultures degree allows fifteen to thirty hours of free electives, you can add a minor to your bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, Chinese, global studies, or music performance to tailor your degree to your specific calling.

Featured Courses

GLST 200 – Introduction to Global Studies

MUSC 200 – Music, Art, Worship, and Culture

MUSC 314 – Music in World Cultures

MUSC 402 – Ethnic Music Theory

Degree Information
Potential Careers
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.S. in Music in World Cultures Degree Program

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Use our state-of-the-art, $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company to bring your songs to life.
  • We are a designated “All Steinway” school.
  • Rated #1 Christian music school by Christian Universities Online.
  • We are currently the nation’s seventh largest school of music.
  • You will have access to 45 full-time faculty who hold degrees from Liberty University and other prestigious music schools in the nation.
  • Our students have produced albums that have been nominated for awards, with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove-award winning Christian artists and songwriters.
  • We have seen a 100% job placement rate for our recent residential graduate students.
  • Participate in one of our School of Music ensembles that draw on styles ranging from a cappella, jazz, and Latino to folk and bluegrass.

Our Bachelor of Science in World Cultures Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 120 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 50% of your major-specific credits and 75% of your total degree
  • This program falls under our School of Music
  • Download and view the Degree Completion Plan (coming soon)
  • Check out our course catalog

Career Opportunities for Our Music in World Cultures Bachelor’s Program Graduates

  • Cross-Cultural Worship Leader
  • Music Researcher or Journalist
  • Music Teacher in Global Context
  • Vernacular Media Specialist
  • World Arts Cultural Exchange Facilitator

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.