Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Feb 25, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Youth Ministry Major


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The Youth Ministry major emphasizes biblical principles, discipleship, counseling relationships, and effective communication, and combines classroom instruction and ministry experience. The major enables students to articulate a biblical philosophy of youth ministry, model an appropriate lifestyle, understand contemporary youth problems, counsel youth, organize and administrate youth programs, and communicate biblical concepts effectively in a variety of teaching situations. The major also prepares students for graduate studies and seminary.

The Youth Ministry Major requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education (48 credit hours)
Major Core (39 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)


Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)


Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Social Sciences (12 credit hours)


Take each of the following four courses:

Youth Ministry Major Core (39 credit hours)


Upper-Division Field Related Electives (6 credit hours)


Select six credit hours from upper-division courses with a BIB, MUS, PSY, THE, or YTM prefix. Students wishing to fulfill this requirement from coursework outside these prefixes may request approval from the appropriate faculty in Youth Ministry.

Youth Ministry Major Elective (3 credit hours)


Complete three credit hours selected from courses with a YTM, BIB, or THE prefix.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry


The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Youth Ministry to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Youth Ministry major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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