Feb 06, 2023
120 Credit Hours
The focus of this concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills, and character essential for fruitful ministry with adolescents in middle school, high school, and college primarily in two major areas: (1) leadership and organizational skills, and (2) skills that foster the development, nurture, and care of adolescents.
While many students completing this major may pursue graduate or seminary education, many may utilize their training upon graduation to serve in church student ministries, camps, and other parachurch ministries (i.e., Youth for Christ, Young Life, Campus Crusade, etc.).
Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .
NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.
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Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours
The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Global Studies requirement is fulfilled through another course in this major. Only 40 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.
As part of the remaining 40 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, students mustelect to complete MLS 4063 - Church in Society from the Social Science menu.
Ministry Leadership Studies: Concentration in Student Ministries - 42 Credit Hours
School of Ministry Traditional Core - 18 Credit Hours
Ministry Leadership Studies Courses - 9 Credit Hours
Student Ministries Courses - 12 Credit Hours
Elective Student Ministries Courses - 3 Credit Hours
Additional Required Credit Hours - 38 Credit Hours
As part of the 38 remaining credit hours, students majoring in this concentration are required to complete one of the following:
- Minor in Education
- Minor in Secondary Education
- Minor in Psychology
- Concentration in Education (9 credits):
- Concentration in Psychology (9 credits):
No more than one-third of a student’s required credits for a major or a minor in the School of Ministry may come from transfer or transient credits.