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Minister to the Leaders of Our Future

Do you want a career helping young people grow in their faithfulness to God? Are you seeking a college degree that 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. A Bachelor of Science degree in youth ministry will prepare you to implement biblically sound strategies for ministry that will impact youth in church or parachurch settings. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary to lead teenagers toward increasing maturity and faithfulness in their relationship with God.

Practical Experience While Earning Your Degree

The highlight of your experience at Huntington University will be the summer and fall of your senior year when you immerse yourself full-time in youth ministry through a Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness (PRIME) Experience.

This seven-month internship, designed specifically for your goals, will prepare you for life beyond graduation in a unique way.

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
  • Kairos

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