Youth Ministry (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry

The youth ministry major is designed to prepare students for youth ministry-related vocations and future graduate studies. Emphasis is placed on development of a biblical philosophy of ministry and on Christian education as a foundation for teenagers, parents and youth workers within a context of understanding adolescent development and culture.

For more information about this program, contact Chuck Gartman (cgartman@hputx.edu or 325-649-8133).

Course Catalog Descriptions

Coursework

Major Requirements: Youth Ministry – 36 hours

Youth Ministry Major Core (15 hours)
BIB 3391 – Biblical Interpretation
CED 2321 – Survey of Christian Education
PTH 2331 – Communicative Preaching
PTH 4300 – Christian Doctrines
YMN 3310 – Philosophical Foundations for Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Core Electives (3 hours)
BIB 33XX/43XX – Advanced Bible
CCS 3360 – Foundations for Cross-Cultural Ministry
PTH 2311 – Introduction to Theological Reflection
PTH 4331 – History of Christianity

Youth Ministry Specified Courses (18 hours)
CED 4380 – Principles of Teaching in the Church
CED 1100 – Introduction to the Ministry
YMN 2350 – Ministry to Youth
YMN 3200 – Supervised Ministry

Select three semester hours from the following:
FST 2311 – Marriage and the Family
FST 3360 – Parent-Child Relationships
PSY 3342 – Adolescent Psychology

Select six semester hours from the following:
YMN 2342 – Church Recreation
CED 2380 – Legal Issues in the Church
YMN 3289 – Youth Ministry Workshop
CRJ 3332 – Juvenile Delinquency
CED 4331 – Introduction to Christian Care and Counseling
YMN 4320 – International Student Ministry
YMN 4350 – Understanding Today’s Youth Culture
Special Studies in Youth Ministry

General Education Requirements: 42 Hours

Biblical Principles and Tools for Personal and Spiritual Wellness (11 hours)
GEN 1101 – University Seminar
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
Wellness Course (ESS 1100 & 2 activity courses)
Senior Seminar

Communication in a Variety of Modes and Media (9 hours)
COM 1310 – Fundamentals of Human Communication
ENG 1311 – English Composition I
ENG 1312 – Composition II Writing
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning (7 hours)
College Algebra (MAT 1351 or higher)
Lab Science (4 hours)

Arts, Culture and Citizenship (15 hours)

Literature (2000 level English Literature)
History (3 hours)
POS 2311 – American Government
PSY 3342 – Adolescent Psychology
Fine Arts Appreciation Course

Additional Degree Requirements – Foreign Language (12 hours)

(Christian Studies majors should take biblical languages:
Greek or a combination of Greek and Hebrew)

Optional Minor Area (18-24 hours)

Electives (13-37 hours)

Total Hours Required: 124 hours

Students must maintain a 2.00 overall GPA and a 2.50 GPA in their major.