Youth/Social Ministry Degree (B.S)

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Youth/Social Ministry Degree

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The youth and social ministry bachelor’s degree prepares Minnesota graduates for career placement in non-traditional ministry roles. They work on college and high school campuses, in teen agencies, at-risk restorative centers, with group homes, rescue missions and inner-city outreaches. The program equips students to work holistically with adolescent youth and other populations that are poor, hurting and hungry. During the final year of their youth ministry degree program, Minnesota students participate in a full-immersive ministry internship that provides on-site field practice in ministry.

Graduates of the youth social ministry program in Minnesota are prepared to pursue future graduate work and can expect to find employment in restorative youth programs in local churches, ministry organizations or community development programs. Some graduates continue on to graduate school for a master’s in social work, psychology, and/or drug & alcohol counseling in order to work in secular or para-church organizations.


At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Youth/Social 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

IV. Electives - 6 Credits *

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

* 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.

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.

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).

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Youth/Social Ministry Major

Freshman Year

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/Social Ministry major.

Junior Year

Summer Semester - 0 Credits

Senior Year

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

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