Youth and Family Studies Major
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Studies
The youth and family studies major prepares students to establish, develop and evaluate a ministry to youth in a church or para-church organization. Emphasis is on understanding youth in their everyday lives grounded in a biblical theology of seeing youth created in God's image. The major also lays a foundation for seminary/graduate study. The degree is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
- Social Science course in core curriculum must include PSY2108.
- Biblical Worldview & Academic Disciplines course in core curriculum: MIN2216 (OCE).
- B.A. option requires achieving 1002-level competency in an approved foreign language. See the catalog.
|Ministry Core||30 cr|
|MIN1005||Introduction to Ministry||2|
|MIN2105||Theological and Philosophical Foundations of Ministry||2|
|MIN2216||Teaching Methods in Ministry (OCE)|
(see Academic Disciplines requirement above)
|MIN3216||Leadership in Ministry (WCE)||4|
|MIN3231||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||4|
|MIN4991||Ministry Internship I||2|
|MIN4992||Ministry Internship II||2|
|Youth and Family Studies Required Courses||10 cr|
|YOU2205||Foundations of Youth Ministry||2|
|YOU3206||Everyday Lives of Adolescents and Youth||2|
|YOU3207||Spiritual Lives of Adolescents and Youth||2|
|YOU3208||Practice of Youth Ministry||4|
|Select from the following||12 cr|
|ENG3245||Writing for Ministry and Profit||2|
|FIN3025||Personal Money Management||2|
|ICS3015||Race and Ethnicity in America||4|
|MIN1641, 1642, 1643, 1644||Christian Service I, II, III,. IV||1–4|
|MIN3227||Camping and Ministry||2|
|MIN3232||Practice of Biblical Counseling||2|
|MIN3603, 3604||Ministry Experience I, II||2–4|
|MIN3805||Topics in Ministry||2–4|
|PAS4305||Communicating the Biblical Message||4|
|THE1056||Drama and Ministry||2|
Note: WCE= Written Communication Emphasis; OCE = Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.