Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jun 06, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 (57 credit hours)
Major Core (39 credit hours)
Electives (24 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

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

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

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

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

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.

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