Youth Ministry Degree B.S. (on campus)

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Serve in Youth Culture

Students need godly mentors who will invest in their lives and consistently help them become more like Jesus. Through Clarks Summit University’s Youth Ministry degree, you will learn in the classroom and through practical ministry experience in local churches for a well-rounded education. Prepare to help young people tackle life’s tough questions! Youth Ministry Degree

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference


Career Potential

You will be prepared to lead young people in the truth of God’s Word in various roles, such as:

  • Youth Pastor
  • Christian School Bible Teacher
  • Discipleship Director
  • International Youth Ministries Director
  • Camping, Sports and Recreation Ministry Leader
Cade Woolsey

Youth Ministry Major
Vestal, NY

“I love that I have the freedom to choose classes that will aid me in my future ministry and even in my current ministry…I really appreciate the fact that the professors are so intentional and make it a point to have a personal relationship with you.”


What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Understanding of students and best strategists to reach them

Help students process the challenges of their unique situations in life. You will learn to make relationships the foundation for your leadership so that students can respect and trust you as a mentor.

Ability to counsel from and teach the Word of God

You will learn how to study the Bible effectively and be able to point students to the Word of God as the primary authority for life!

Experience in ministries with junior and senior high school students

You will be led by experienced mentors in your field as you minister to youth. You will serve in a church in a youth pastor or youth ministry setting to gain hands-on experience.


What You Will Study

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic & Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • History Core Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • World Religions [EV200]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Humanities Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • Greek I [NT502]
  • Youth Ministry Philosophy [YM301]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Greek II [NT503]
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
  • Youth Ministry Strategy [YM302]
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Youth Evangelism [YM407]
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Free Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Youth Ministry Seminar [YM402]
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Program Highlights
  • Tailor your youth ministry degree to your interests by selecting courses from a variety of ministry leadership electives.
  • You will learn from professors who have first-hand experience ministering within youth culture.
Invest in the next generation!

You will be prepared to be a discipler who helps young people become more like Jesus as they navigate life.


    Your Priority: God's Word

    While you prepare for your career you’ll also earn a double major in Biblical Studies. At CSU, you’ll experience personal mentorship with someone who cares deeply about you and your relationship with your Creator. You’ll be challenged to think through topics and questions through a biblical worldview. Your Bible courses will lay a foundation for whatever path God has for your life.

    When you attend this Bible college, you’re getting more than just a degree—you’re getting the tools, support system and encouragement to follow Christ with your whole heart—long after graduation.

    WHY CSU?

    You want to
    choose a college:

    • Where you can get prepared for your future.
    • Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
    • Where you truly find your fit.

    Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.


    Here's what our students actually pay:

    (Hint—it's way less than "sticker" price! Plus, our costs continually fall below our in-state, private school competitors' actual costs.)

    A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

    Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics. 99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid(Based on incoming class of Fall 2021)



    (not including loans)



    Worldwide Impact

    For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.

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    See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.




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