Academic Catalog 2010-2011 
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Academic Catalog 2010-2011 [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 128 credits:
General Education (57 credit hours)
Major Core (39 credit hours)
Electives (32 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

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:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Science (3 credit hours)


The Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry requires completion of at least 128 semester hours, including all general education requirements, the major courses, and a minor or electives in a field of interest:

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.

Elective (3 credit hours)

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

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