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Overview for Youth Ministry

A program that prepares the ordained clergy and other religious professionals to provide spiritual, counseling, and leadership services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Includes instruction in child and adolescent psychology, human growth and development, family studies, communication skills, religious education, youth counseling, small group leadership, planning and organizing youth activities, volunteer supervision, and youth evangelism and worship.

Careers for Youth Ministry Majors

A major in Youth Ministry is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Youth Ministry

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Youth Ministry among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
 W L Bonner College
Columbia, SC
Open Admissions$7,720 
Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, MN
Trinity Lutheran College
Everett, WA
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Nebraska Christian College
Papillion, NE
Open Admissions$10,800 
Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI
 Messenger College
Joplin, MO
Valley Forge Christian College
Phoenixville, PA
Less Selective$14,932 
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Manhattan Christian College
Manhattan, KS
Open Admissions$11,944 
Kentucky Christian University
Grayson, KY
North Central University
Minneapolis, MN
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.