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A campus or youth minister is a person who responds to the gifts and needs of young people — both adolescents and young adults.

Degree offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Campus & Youth Ministry
A campus or youth minister organizes, animates and coordinates the people, programming and resources within parish, school and/or community-based settings to provide a comprehensive ministry effort.

The B.A. in Campus & Youth Ministry is designed to help students prepare for this responsibility.
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for Campus & Youth Ministry Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 THL 225
    THL 106 or 107 PSY 100
    MTH 121
    Natural Science
    HST PHL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279 Foreign Language 111
    Foreign Language 110
    THL 303
    THL 234 THL 312
    THL 234
    PSY 255
    Social/Behavioral Science
    Art/Music/Theatre
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 THL 320
    THL 335
    THL 347
    Required Elective
    PHL
    PSY 221
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    THL 479A
    Required Elective
    LIT Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Elective
    Required Electives – Choose two THL courses at the 300-level or above.

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B.A. in Campus & Youth Ministry
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in addition to the major requirements listed below. 
    Courses Credits
    THL 225 Introduction to Christian Theology 3*
    THL 234 Jesus: Revelation of God 3*
    THL 245 The Church 3*
    THL 303 The Gospels 3*
    THL 312 Principles of Campus & Youth Ministry 3*
    THL 320 Grace & Freedom 3*
    THL 335 Christian Morality 3*
    THL 347 Principles of Religious Education 3*
    THL 479A CORE: Readings in Theology 3*
    Theology Electives (300 level or above) 6*
    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    THL 106 The Old Testament 3*
    THL 107 The New Testament 3*
    Required Correlatives

    Courses Credits
    PSY 221 Human Development: Adolescent 3
    PSY 255 Human Sexuality 3
    Total Credits Required 42
    *Used to calculate the Major GPA