Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry
Are you interested in a career that would allow you to express your spirituality while working with children and teens? If so, then you could begin your professional journey by enrolling in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program. Read on for more information about this bachelor's degree program.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Program Is It?
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program offers a diverse education in theology, spirituality, leadership, and Christianity. Topics addressed in program coursework include the foundational aspects of youth ministry, youth spiritual development, communication strategies in biblical teachings, methods for ministering to adolescents, intervention strategies, and leadership methods in youth ministry. Other topics of discussion include interpretations of biblical stories, world religions, New and Old Testament histories, ethics, Christian values, and spiritual leadership. The program is supplemented by general education courses that help students to develop communication and problem solving skills and an understanding of cultural diversity, global perspectives, and Christian worldviews.
What are the Prerequisites?
You might have an academic background in theology or religion and should enjoy working with children before enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program at Grand Canyon University.
What are the Course Requirements?
You must earn 120 credits to successfully complete Grand Canyon University's BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program. This credit total includes between 34-40 credits in general education courses, 72 credits in biblical studies and area of emphasis courses, and 8-14 credits in electives.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|BIB 104||Old Testament Historical Perspectives|
|BIB 105||New Testament Historical Perspectives|
|INT 244||World Religions|
|PHI 305||Ethical Thinking in the Liberal Arts|
|BIB 355||Biblical Interpretation and Application|
|BIB 351||Moses and the Prophets|
|BIB 354||Jesus and His Interpreters|
|MIN 350||Spiritual Formation for Christian Leaders|
|YMN 305||Philosophy and Theology of Youth Ministry|
|YMN 350||Leadership and Administration in Youth Ministry|
|HTH 359||Systematic Theology|
|HTH 379||History of Christianity|
|HTH 469||Contemporary Theology|
|CHL 465||Christian Leadership in the 21st Century|
|YMN 355||Adolescent Development and Faith Formation|
|MIN 360||Communication in Ministry|
|YMN 450||Adolescent Culture and Evangelism|
|YMN 455||Adolescent Issues and Intervention|
What Could I Do After I Graduate?
After completing Grand Canyon University's BA in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program, you could be prepared to oversee or develop youth programs in a variety of religious organizations or related settings. You could work in churches or possibly in community centers, juvenile detention centers, or outreach programs.
Positions you could pursue include:
- Youth minister
- Youth ministry coordinator
- Church youth director
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry program, you could be eligible to enroll in a master's degree program. You might choose to do so to expand your knowledge or to fulfill requirements for advanced positions in the field.
Master's degree options for graduates include (but are not limited to):
- Master of Arts in Theology
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies
- Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at gcu.edu/disclosures.