Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry Specialization


This program trains students for effective youth ministry by introducing students to developmental characteristics, ministry philosophies and strategies, and program planning approaches that are essential to youth ministry.

Specialization Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry program will be able to:

  • devise, discuss and defend a personal philosophy of youth ministry that is both biblically formulated, developmentally appropriate and socially and culturally sensitive
  • possess basic people-helping skills necessary to assist adolescents and their families in problem solving and decision-making
  • have gained interpersonal skills for leadership in small and large group settings
  • effectively teach the Scriptures to adolescents, making use of sound exegetical and hermeneutical principles

Program Structure

To complete a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a major concentration of studies in Biblical Leadership, students complete Course Requirements listed below.  For more information on the YDI Youth Camp at Head Waters Lodge and CCU’s B.A. degree in Youth Ministry at YDI, go to

General Education Requirements

Course ID

Course Name


BIB 101 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB 102 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIO 102 Science and the Bible 3
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
HIS 111 Introduction to Church History 3
MAT 111 College Mathematics 3
APO 212 World Religions 3
HIS 102 American Foundations 3
COM 101 Principles of Speech 3
THE 220 Christian Ethics 3
ART 101 Survey of the Fine Arts 3
PHIL 101 Philosophy 3
  Electives* 24
Total Credits: 60

Bible and Major Requirements

Course ID

Course Name


APO 201 Introduction to Apologetics 3
THE 401 Principles of Faith 3
THE 219 Biblical Interpretation 3
THE 301 Doctrine of the Bible 3
BIB 203 The Gospels 3
BIB 204 Genesis 3
BIB 205 Hebrews 3
BIB 206 Isaiah 3
BIB 235 Daniel / Revelation 3
BIB 271 Acts 3
BIB 274 Romans 3
MIN 301 Christian Missions 3
CBL 202 Christian Leadership 3
BC 201 Biblical Counseling 3
MIN 240 Evangelism In Youth Ministry 3
MIN 241 Teaching Biblical Truth to Youth 3
PRA 333 Practical Christian Ministry 3
PRA 333 Practical Christian Ministry 3
PRA 333 Practical Christian Ministry 3
PRA 333 Practical Christian Ministry 3
Total Credits: 60
Course Requirements – Total Credits: 120

*Students may select any 3-credit undergraduate courses offered at CCU in fulfillment of the electives requirement.

Competency Assessment

Applicant’s skills and competencies to succeed in a distance education environment are assessed prior to acceptance via official transcripts, the online application, and required admission materials including a personal testimony to determine spiritual readiness.

Online Instructional Methods

Courses are disseminated 100% online through This program will use instructional methods such as, but not limited to: video lectures, reading and writing assignments, discussion boards, quizzes, and tests.

Online Grading Practices

Final tests or examinations are course specific and assessed with a rubric. Passing grades are determined by each instructor and stated in the course syllabus. Within 48 hours of submitting assignments, work is evaluated and a grade is posted in the online course grade book. Students have access to view their personal grades at any time. There is no mailing of institutional responses or evaluations of students’ work. All grading and communication with students is conducted within Populi, the online operating system.

Graduation Requirements

CCU awards a diploma to students who are in good standing upon the satisfactory completion of all degree requirements, as listed in the University Catalog for the year during which the student first enrolled.

To be eligible for a diploma, a student must:

  • Complete the approved program  through Calvary Chapel University
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Meet all University financial obligations.

Note: No grade below a C- will be applied toward a degree program at Calvary Chapel University. Please submit a Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office at the beginning of the final semester. In order for you to receive your diploma all financial obligations must be met.