Love your neighbor.
As Christians, we believe that serving those in poverty and pain is our highest priority. Work with professionals to strategize ministry for young people and at-risk communities and individuals. If you want to dive into the thick of everyday hardships with people, learning their stories and giving them hope, this rewarding program is designed for you.
FUTURE YOUTH/SOCIAL MAJOR
You’ve got a bright future ahead of you.
Limitless options. Extreme flexibility. Future-proofed career skills. Next Gen Ministry majors have boundless opportunities.
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Senior year semester-long internship
Students dive into a fully-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry, which prepares them for either continued graduate work or continued ministry in their local church.
Youth/Social Ministry Major (B.S.) Courses
A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.
* 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.
2 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.
3 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
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).
Qualified students may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their Christian Studies (M.A.) (MACS) or Ministry Leadership (M.A.) (MAML) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. Students may also apply for an accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for these options.
Students who are accepted into the accelerated MACS program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.
Click for more information about the Christian Studies (M.A.) program.
Students who are accepted into the accelerated MAML program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.
Click for more information about the Ministry Leadership (M.A.) program.
Students who are accepted into the accelerated M.Div. program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.
Click for more information about the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program.
Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA with a GPA of 2.5 for courses in the major is required for departmental admission in the Youth/Social Ministry major.
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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Learning in the classroom is one of the core ways that you can grow as a person. However, we believe classrooms can only go so far. That is why each student has the opportunity to connect with a faculty or staff member to talk about class, life, and Jesus. Because learning is more than just knowledge, it is experiencing life-changing relationships.