Bachelor of Arts
The BA Youth Ministry trained students to be specialists equipped to help meet the needs of young people and their families. The BA Youth Ministry provides the option for further study at the graduate or undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of youth ministry or other ministry-related studies.
Youth today are not satisfied with simple answers. They want more than clichés from people who do not recognize the complexity of their world. The BA Youth Ministry trains students to be specialists equipped to help meet the needs of young people and their families. The program has a solid foundation in biblical studies and theology, a strong emphasis on the social sciences (and psychology in particular), and a primary focus on courses that explore the profession of youth ministry and its relationship to the broader church.
Beyond the classroom, students in the BA Youth Ministry are
required to complete two separate internships in which they
The BA Youth Ministry seeks to provide students with the character development, spiritual growth, biblical and theological grounding, and skills they need for full-time or lay youth ministry.
This program also provides the option for further study at the graduate or undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of youth ministry or other ministry-related studies. While most graduates pursue formal ministry positions, some graduates have found employment in group homes for adolescents and other service sector occupations.
The BA Youth Ministry requires 36 credit hours of course work (including 27 credit hours at the 300+ level) and 12 credit hours of cognate requirements. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Youth Ministry requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of 300+ level course work within the context of a 120 credit hour degree.
Students will complete the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 6 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).
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Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)
BA Core Curriculum (54 credit hours)
Required Courses (24 credit hours):
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents
Elective Courses (12 credit hours):
CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership
Cognate Requirements (12 credit hours):
Church and its Context requirements (6 credit
Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements (6 credit
hours beyond the core requirements):
Cognate Requirements (6 credit hours):
Required (3 credit hours)
Elective (3 credit hours)
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)