Youth and Family Ministry Degree (B.S.)

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Youth and Family Ministry Degree (B.S)

Bachelor of Science

The Christian Ministry Department has evolved its curriculum for the Youth and Family Ministry B.S. to focus not only on adolescents, but also their families. Because family structure has a profound influence on adolescent development, students are taught to work with parents as well as teenagers. Students learn about adolescent faith development and how to work with teens, individually, and within the larger context of family.

Youth and Family Ministries Major (B.S.) Courses

Program Requirements


I. Christian Studies - 30 Credits


II. General Education - 38 Credits


IV. Electives (consult with academic advisor) - 10 Credits *


A semester of study abroad is available with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201 or CHM 210), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

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.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.

4 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.

Recommended Social Science electives:


Recommended Global Awareness elective:


Four-Year Suggested Program for the Youth and Family Ministries 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 Youth and Family major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Senior Year


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Footnote:


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.

3Click here  for a list of Global Awareness courses.



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