Youth Discipleship Studies, Bachelor of Arts

REQUIRED MAJOR HOURS 41
REQUIRED MINOR HOURS NONE
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 41
PRESCRIBED COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED: NONE

The major in Youth Discipleship Studies will provide the student with an understanding of the basic principles of youth discipleship in a Christian context. The student will learn how to develop leadership and administration skills necessary for effective youth discipleship.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  1. Basic knowledge in at least three of four core areas in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy: Philosophy, Theology, Christian History, and Spiritual Formation;
  2. A theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of youth discipleship and the various contexts in which youth discipleship is practiced;
  3. The ability to do research and critical analysis in religious studies and philosophy;
  4. The ability to give clear, substantive oral and written reports in religious studies and philosophy.

Program Requirements

Required Major Hours (2 hours)

RELI 201Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies

2

Departmental Core Requirements (9 hours)

Choose three of the following.
PHIL 200Introduction to Philosophy

3

RELI 271Spiritual Formation

3

RELI 321Introduction to Christian History

3

RELI 333Christian Theology

3

Biblical Studies/Old Testament (3 hours)

Choose one of the following.
RELI 302The Sacred Writings

3

RELI 303Old Testament Prophets

3

RELI 306Old Testament Theology

3

RELI 307Studies in the Pentateuch

3

Biblical Studies/New Testament (3 hours)

Choose one of the following.
RELI 311Synoptic Gospels

3

RELI 312Life and Letters of Paul

3

RELI 314New Testament Theology

3

RELI 316The Writings of John

3

RELI 317The General Epistles and Hebrews

3

Discipleship Requirement (12 hours)

RELI 370History and Philosophy of Religious Education

3

RELI 375Youth Discipleship

3

RELI 376Advanced Youth Discipleship

3

Discipleship Elective

Choose one of the following.
RELI 373Church Leadership

3

RELI 374Preschool and Children Discipleship

3

RELI 377Adult Discipleship

3

Practicum/Internship (3 hours)

Choose one of the following.
RELI 358Practicum

3

RELI 397Internship

3

Senior Seminar (3 hours)

RELI 490Senior Seminar

3

NOTE: Senior Seminar should be taken in one of the student’s final two semesters.

Departmental Electives (6 hours)

Choose two courses from the upper-level departmental options

6

Total Credit Hours: 41

Additional Requirements for Transfer Majors

All students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement must complete a world language through the Intermediate I level (201), as well as RELI 245 if the major prescribes it to be taken as part of the General Education curriculum. This requirement will be waived for students who transfer in credit for RELI 346.