Do you want a career helping young people to grow in their faithfulness to God? Are you seeking a college degree which values critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity? Do you want a college major that integrates biblical truth, evangelical theology, church history, and educational psychology and methodology?
Look no further. The Huntington University Department of Ministry and Missions offers the Bachelor of Science degree in youth ministries. Our mission is "to develop thoughtful and faithful leaders who will equip others for effective ministry." We are discipleship-based in our approach. Our primary task is to help you be prepared to implement biblically sound strategies for ministry. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to lead teenagers toward increasing maturity and faithfulness in their relationship with God.
Gain full-time experience while earning your degree
A unique part of our program is the PRIME Experience (Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness). During this seven-month internship, you’ll be mentored by effective ministry leaders. PRIME experiences are offered in churches and teen-focused ministries throughout the United States and around the world in 30 states and 18 countries including Australia, Germany, Honduras, Kenya, and Macau.
Real ministry connections
Faculty members serve in leadership roles with the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry and the Journal of Youth Ministry. They frequently publish articles in Youth Worker Journal.
Our Department also has strong connections with:
- Youth for Christ, both locally and nationally.
- World Changers
- International World Changers
What can I do with this major?
Students who have earned this degree have served in churches and parachurch organizations:
- junior high ministry
- senior high ministry
- college ministry
- student development
- residential programs for at-risk youth
- social service organizations
- inner city and urban youth ministry
- international student ministries
- Christian schools
- youth camps
Huntington University also offers related programs in missions, family and children’s ministries, educational ministries, and worship leadership. And our Graduate School offers a Master of Arts degree in youth ministry leadership in an online hybrid format.