Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry,Family and Culture

Why study Youth Ministry, Family & Culture at CIU?

Ministering to children, youth, and families in any culture in the world puts you right at the heart of God’s plan. You will be equipped to connect relationally with both church and non-churched teens and families, as well as learn how to disciple others. The professors in the Youth Ministry, Family & Culture major at Columbia International University actively work in youth and family ministry themselves. They teach from personal experience, not just from the textbook. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to reach the next generation and their families for Christ and learn how contemporary issues affect family life and culture.

 Career and Ministry Opportunities

Consider the impact you can make on young people and families as you fulfill your passion in one of these positions:

  • Youth/Student Ministry Pastor or Director
  • Children's Pastor/Director (AWANA)
  • College Pastor/Director
  • Family Pastor
  • Director of Christian Discipleship
  • International Youth Worker/Missionary (e.g., Samaritan's Purse, Compassion International, YWAM, Josiah Venture, JAARS)
  • Para-Church Youth Worker (Young Life, Youth for Christ, FCA)
  • Camp/Retreat Director or Program Director
  • Staff at Residential Programs for At-Risk Youth
  • Community Outreach Center Director/Staff
  • Military Base Youth Worker/Minister
  • Youth Ministry Curriculum Developer
  • Director of a Youth-Focused Nonprofit Organization
  • Inner City or Urban Youth Worker
  • Itinerant Youth Speaker
  • or preparation for graduate school

Review the catalog and course requirements.

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete the online application and pay the $25 application fee

2. Review and complete admissions requirements


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