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
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).
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.
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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