Child and Family Ministry Degree (B.S.)

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Child and Family Ministry Degree (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science

The Christian Ministry Department has evolved its curriculum for the Child and Family Ministry B.S. to focus not only on elementary school children up to the fifth grade, but also their families. Because children’s development occurs largely within the home, and the family structure, students are taught to work with parents, as well as children. Students learn about child faith development, and how to work with children, individually, and within the larger context of family.

Child and Family Ministry Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 30 Credits


Major Core


III. Child and Family Ministry Major - 71 Credits


IV. Electives - 4 Credits *


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  and COM 446  also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Students have the option to declare a second major in Christian Studies which is earned by completing the Christian Studies Core plus six credits of upper level Bible/Theology electives (which are part of the major core). 

Recommended BIB/THE electives:


Recommended Humanities elective:


Recommended World Civilizations course:


Recommended Social Science electives:


Four-Year Suggested Program for the Child and Family Ministry Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, GPA of 2.5 for courses in major, and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Child and Family Ministry major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Senior Year


Spring Semester - 16 Credits




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