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Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry (B.A.)

Explore biblical principles, discipleship, counseling relationships, and effective communication as you train for ministry.

The Youth Ministry degree at Colorado Christian University enables you to articulate a biblical philosophy of youth ministry, model an appropriate lifestyle, understand contemporary youth problems, counsel adolescents in different settings, organize and administrate youth programs, and communicate biblical concepts effectively in a variety of teaching situations.

During your time in the program, you'll be required to complete an internship that gives you real experience in the field. Upon graduation, you'll also be prepared for seminary or graduate school.

Youth Ministry at CCU

It's a whole new ball game. Youth culture has changed — even from just 10 years ago. With the rise of postmodernism and new expectations being placed on youth pastors and workers, there has never been a more important time for serious training, and that's what you'll find at CCU. CCU's youth ministry degree program began over 30 years ago. In fact, you might call us one of the pioneers of youth ministry. Since that time, many other schools looking to train youth workers have modeled their programs after CCU's. We're established, but not stagnant.

Offered through the School of Theology, the Youth Ministry curriculum is continually updated — emphasizing biblical principles, discipleship, counseling relationships, and effective communication. In addition to classroom learning and internships, opportunities exist every year to participate in local and national ministry training events through CCU's involvement in the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network.

What can you do with a degree in youth ministry?
  • Youth worker
  • Youth pastor
  • Nonprofit work
  • Ministry administration
  • Domestic or international ministry
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Communication for Ministry
  • Contemporary Youth Problems
  • Foundations of Youth Ministry

About the School of Theology

The School of Theology is committed to cultivating the minds of students who have godly character and who demonstrate both thoughtfulness and maturity. Our desire is unique among theology schools in Colorado: to come alongside students to offer encouragement, direction, and support as they become a well-founded evangelical scholar. Students participate in rigorous academic programs that offer a variety of viewpoints within Christianity and lead to an intelligent commitment to the gospel.

Scholarship itself is ministry to the church and is for service to the church. It fosters an environment where students learn to respect various Christian perspectives, develop an informed faith commitment, and avoid simplistic answers to complex questions. Through experienced faculty, theology students receive a thorough grounding in the primary sources of their fields, and critically engage with the best scholarship research and study in the 21st century.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2021-22 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $25 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

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    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.