The Theology and Youth Ministry major will prepare you to work as a youth minister in local churches or in parachurch organizations. You will also have a strong foundation for graduate training for the pastorate, Christian education, missionary service, campus ministry, institutional chaplaincy and parachurch ministry.

In addition to meeting the regular degree requirements of the University (which include THE 140 and 240), students will take at least 42 semester hours of study which include the courses listed below.

No single course may be used by a student to fulfill more than one category within the major, though some of these courses may simultaneously fulfill Liberal Arts core requirements.

BIBLICAL STUDIES

Complete the following course.

  • - Jesus & the Gospels (3 s.h.)

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Letters of Paul (3 s.h.)
  • - Hebrews to Revelation (3 s.h.)
  • - Old Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - Genesis (3 s.h.)
  • - Exodus (3 s.h.)
  • - Psalms and Wisdom (3 s.h.)
  • - Minor Prophets (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - The Parables of Jesus (3 s.h.)
  • - Gospel of Matthew (3 s.h.)
  • - Acts of the Apostles (3 s.h.)
  • - 1 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - 2 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - Paul's Prison Letters (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Biblical Studies (3-4 s.h.)

CHURCH HISTORY

Complete the following course.

  • - History Of Christianity (3 s.h.)

PHILOSOPY

Complete the following course.

  • - Intro to Philosophy (3 s.h.)

INTERFACE WITH NON-CHR W

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Religions of the World (3 s.h.)
  • - World Missions (3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity and Culture **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)

CAPSTONE COURSE

Complete the following course.

  • - Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)

YOUTH MINISTRY

Complete the following courses.

  • - Introduction to Youth Ministry (3 s.h.)
  • - Yth Mnstry Discipleship & Evangl (3 s.h.)
  • - Youth Ministry Leadership & Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Professional Ministry (3 s.h.)
  • - Youth Ministry Internship (3-4 s.h.)

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Complete one of the following courses. PSY412 is recommended.

  • - Adolescent Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • - Social Psychology (3 s.h.) or
    • - Social Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • - Family (3 s.h.)

ISSUES RELATED TO YTH MN

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Principles of Management (3 s.h.)
  • - Juvenile Justice (3 s.h.)
  • - Social Psychology (3 s.h.) or
    • - Social Psychology (3 s.h.)
  • - Social Problems (3 s.h.)
  • - Family (3 s.h.)
  • - World Missions (3 s.h.)
  • - Christian Spiritual Formation (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Ministry (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity in America **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity and Culture **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)

THEOLOGY/PHILOSOPHY ELEC

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - New Testament Greek I (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Greek II (3 s.h.)
  • - N.T. Greek Reading (1 s.h.)
  • - Religions of the World (3 s.h.)
  • - Letters of Paul (3 s.h.)
  • - Hebrews to Revelation (3 s.h.)
  • - World Missions (3 s.h.)
  • - Sociology of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Christian Spiritual Formation (3 s.h.)
  • - Old Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - Genesis (3 s.h.)
  • - Exodus (3 s.h.)
  • - Psalms and Wisdom (3 s.h.)
  • - Minor Prophets (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - The Parables of Jesus (3 s.h.)
  • - Gospel of Matthew (3 s.h.)
  • - Acts of the Apostles (3 s.h.)
  • - 1 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - 2 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - Paul's Prison Letters (3 s.h.)
  • - Faith and World View (3 s.h.)
  • - The Theology of Harry Potter (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Theology (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Ministry (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Church History (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Theological Studies (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Biblical Studies (3-4 s.h.)
  • - Internship in Ministry (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Christianity in America **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity and Culture **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Reformation (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Political Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • - Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • - Philosophy of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Philosophy (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)

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