Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry will utilize biblical studies as the foundation, and an understanding of theology, philosophy and Christian history as the framework for communicating Christ to various audiences. In addition to spiritual formation and exegetical skills essential to Christian Studies, graduates will be able to employ communication, leadership and organizational skills necessary for effective ministry. A bachelors degree in youth ministry is suited for those who have a passion for serving and would like to help youth develop their relationship with Jesus Christ and to achieve their greatest potential.Those interested in leadership positions in high school programs, para-church organizations, and non-profits may also be interested in this degree.

In earning a BA in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, you will study and understand the history of Christianity and the development of Christian values as well as gain a deeper understanding of major contemporary religions of the world. Skills will be formed in how to lead a ministry including forming strategies, budgeting, forming goals and developing communication skills. This online youth ministry degree program explores how to help students find Christ in their formative years. There is also a focus on recognizing times of crisis in a young persons life, and getting them the appropriate help they may need.

In completing your online youth ministry degree, you will complete a set of specialized courses that will prepare you to minister to adolescents in and out of the Christian environment. Topics discussed and studied include understanding the social complexities facing todays youth as well as understanding the development of adolescents and how their faith is formed from both internal and external influences.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.