Bachelor Of Science In Youth Ministries Global Studies
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 21, 2023
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Do More for the Next Generation with a Global-focused Youth Ministries Degree from Liberty

Imagine using your bachelor’s degree to make a difference in the lives of future leaders. Whether you want to work in a church, parachurch, or nonprofit setting, a youth ministries degree will help you gain the necessary skills to lead effectively. And if you love to travel and engage with other cultures, our global studies specialization can take your passion and interests and turn them into a career. Pursue youth ministries internationally with a degree from Liberty University!

Pursuing a B.S. in Youth Ministries with a focus in global studies can help satisfy your curiosity for understanding other world religions. Our degree dives into major faiths like Islam, so you can walk away with a better understanding of religious culture and ideologies. We want you to be as prepared as possible to reach young people wherever you go.

Overall, your bachelor’s degree from Liberty is designed with you in mind. Whatever your goals are with ministry, we want to help you succeed. Partner with us to receive excellent training under professionals with graduate and doctoral degrees. Let us come alongside you to champion your faith and provide support as you pursue your calling.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Youth Ministries – Global Studies Degree?

We know there is more to global studies than we can teach in the classroom. That’s why we want to give you plenty of ways to get involved and gain experience outside of the classroom. In order to accomplish this, we have incorporated training opportunities, practicums, and internships directly into your degree plan.

The following are just some of the ways you can take your skill set further with Liberty:

  • Complete various church ministry practicums, designed to get you real-world experience under ministry professionals before you graduate.
  • Complete a youth ministry internship with a church, parachurch, or nonprofit organization to gain even more hands-on experience.
  • Our Ministry Fellowship program is an excellent opportunity to maximize your vocational ministry training.
  • We offer various opportunities to travel abroad, so you can develop your skill in cultural engagement with real-world applications.

Our youth ministries degree programs are designed with your success in mind. To prepare for a career in youth outreach ministry you will want to study under professionals who are excited to teach from their years of experience. As a teaching university, we ensure that our professors are in the classroom every week with you to teach, mentor, and guide you along your academic journey. You can be confident that you are being taught by the very best.

What Will You Learn in Our Youth Ministries and Global Studies Degree?

Specializing your bachelor’s degree in global studies will help you set the groundwork for an intercultural youth ministries career. Our introductory global studies courses focus on engaging the current global environment while understanding its history. The upper-level courses expound upon your training as you examine the best ways to reach oral communicators. You will also explore the rise and expansion of world religions, their beliefs, practices, and diversity.

Additionally, you will receive the foundational knowledge of the Bible you need to excel in any ministry field through this degree’s core curriculum in youth ministries. You’ll take courses in cultural engagement, apologetics, inductive Bible study, and hermeneutics. You’ll also study topics like global youth culture, strategies for student outreach, and ministering to adolescents in crisis.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

GLST 200 – Introduction to Global Studies

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • This course is an introduction to understanding the history, principles, and foundations of global engagement.
  • Additionally, this course lays the groundwork for an intercultural career and provides principles for engaging the current global environment.

GLST 390 – Engaging Oral Communicators

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • In-depth study of oral learners, those who prefer the spoken word as a primary form of communicating thoughts, observations.
  • Skills will be developed in communicating, guiding the growth of oral communicators and fostering community development through the telling of stories.

GLST 431 – Introduction to Islam

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • This course explores the historic rise and expansion of Islam as well as basic Muslim beliefs and practices.
  • Attention is also given to the diversity within the world of Islam.

RLGN 350 – World Religions

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The basic principles and practices of the most significant world religions are discussed and evaluated.
  • The course goes beyond descriptions and identifies points of contact and cultural opportunities for effective communication, understanding, and engaging.
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Highlights of Our Youth Ministries – Global Studies Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, home for the School of Divinity, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive meeting space that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Youth Ministries – Global Studies Degree Information

    Career Opportunities for Youth Ministries – Global Studies Graduates

    • Church administrator
    • International youth minister
    • Next generation pastor
    • Parachurch leader
    • Youth pastor

    Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

    Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

    • Admission application
    • Official high school transcripts
    • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
    • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
    • Admission essay

    *Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.