Associate of Applied Science in Youth Ministry

Upon satisfactory completion of the AAS program in Youth Ministries, the graduate should be able to:
  1. Devise and articulate a sound biblical philosophy of youth ministry that will address the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual concerns of the adolescent life.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of and cultural influences upon today’s youth.
  3. Develop a Spirit-filled ministry to youth in a church or para-church organization in diverse socio-cultural settings.
  4. Acquire methods and material necessary for effective ministry to youth.
  5. Mentor young believers in their own devotion to Christ and in becoming effective in their witness and ministry.

78% of graduates of this program responded that they are extremely confident or very confident in their ability to demostrate an understanding of the characteristics of and cultural influences upon today's youth.  (Youth Ministries Assessment)

Program Requirements For A.A.S. In Youth Ministries

Total Required Courses = 63 Credit Hours

General Education Requirements
  English Composition I  
  English Composition II  
  Success in College  
  Foundation in Communication (Course options available)  
  Social Science (Course options available)  
  Arts/Humanities/Literature (Course options available)  
  Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics  
  Environmental Science  
Bible and Theology (Choose any 4 courses)
  Old Testament  
  New Testament History  
  Bible Study Methods  
  Life of Christ  
  Theology I  
  Theology II  
Church Ministries (Choose any 3 courses)
  Introduction to Christian Leadership  
  Christian Ethics  
  Spiritual Formation  
  Marriage and Family  
  The Reformation  
Youth Ministries
  Introduction of Christian Education  
  Introduction to Preaching  
  Preaching Lab  
  Youth Discipleship & Evangelism  
  Youth Pastors  
  Strategies for Youth Ministries  
  Pastoral Care