Bachelor of Science in
Worship Arts


Program Overview

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Worship Arts is a residential program that can equip you to become a Holy Spirit-empowered worship leader. You can finish your degree confidently through relevant intensive studies, internships, and hands-on courses that will equip you with the necessary tools to change your world.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can truly set you apart to impact the Kingdom of God through music, dance, drama, and more. Worship leaders throughout the world have been trained and equipped at ORU to impact their world. You can too!

What can I do with a B.S. degree from ORU in Worship Arts?

In addition to being prepared for graduate school, you can look forward to successful careers within the global church in several areas, including:

  • Worship Leader
  • Drama Director
  • Minister
  • Artist
  • Song Writer

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • The Worship Service: Design and Function
  • Worship in the Modern Church
  • Contemporary Music Ministry Ensemble
  • Playwriting for the Church
  • Biblical Foundations of Worship and Prophetic Leadership
  • Worship Internship

What makes ORU’s worship arts program stand out?

As a worship art student you can choose from five different concentrations: theology, music production, theatre, dance and ethnomusicology. An audition is required for admittance into the program. For more information please contact the Admissions Team at admissions@oru.edu or 918.495.6518.

ORU became an All Steinway School in Spring 2011.


What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The ORU Music Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). ORU is also an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved university.

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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