Students leading worship during Cedarville University chapel service

Cedarville creates three-year Worship degree option


by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University has created a flexible and even more affordable three-year option for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in worship degree.

“The program is identical to the four-year plan in content and expectations,” said Dr. Roger O’Neel, assistant chair of worship. “This is not really a new program, but a three-year adjusted schedule that could help students compress their classes. We have tried to be strategic in helping students see how they can graduate early.”

The plan is comprised of six semesters and two summers where students will take between 14 and 17 credit hours. Most general education requirements are taken during the summer, leaving time to work on major core requirements during the school year.

The new plan is a perfect fit for students who are transferring into the program or have already completed some college credits in high school. Graduating early means lower costs for students, leading to less debt upon graduation and earlier employment opportunities.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit