Children, Youth & Family Studies Degree Requirements


Major in Children, Youth & Family Studies (44 cr)

CYFS 210 Foundations for CYFS
CYFS 211 Models for Programming
CYFS 300 Family Systems
CYFS 320 Lifespan Development
CYFS 330 Counseling Skills
CYFS 335 Congregational Children’s Ministry*
CYFS 336 Congregational Youth Ministry*
CYFS 380 Practicum
CYFS 480 Field Experience
CYFS 485 Philosophy and Practice of Ministry
Total Required Credits

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[14]
[4]
[44 credits]

* With department approval, CYFS 335/336 may be replaced with courses tailored to a student’s area of professional interest, such as upper-level courses in CYFS, Early Childhood Education, Business, or Psychology.


Minor in Youth Ministry (20 cr)

Required courses:
CYFS 210 Foundations for CYFS
CYFS 211 Models for Programming
CYFS 305 Youth Retreat Planning
CYFS 336 Congregational Youth Ministry
RELI 355 Christian Spirituality: Practicing Our Faith

At least four additional credits from the following:

CYFS 230 Service Projects and Mission Trips
CYFS 300 Family Systems
CYFS 330 Counseling Skills
CYFS 339 Family Ministry
CYFS 356 Outdoor Ministry Programming
CYFS 380 Practicum
CYFS 398 Special Topic Seminar
RELI 433 Contemporary Theology

Credits
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[4]
[2]
[2]
[4]
 

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[2]
[4]
[2]
[2]
[4]
[1-4]
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Minor in Children’s Ministry (18 cr)

Required courses:
CYFS 210 Foundations for CYFS
CYFS 211 Models for Programming
CYFS 335 Congregational Children’s Ministry
ECED 303 Children and Nature
ECED 305 Children’s Language, Literacy and Literature

At least 2 additional credits from the following:

CYFS 300 Family Systems
CYFS 356 Outdoor Ministry Programming
CYFS 398 Special Topic Seminar
ECED 210 Child Growth and Development
ECED 310 Diversity in Learning and Behavior
ECED 398 Special Topic Seminar


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[4]
[2]
[2]
[4]


[2]
[2]
[1-4]
[4]
[2]
[1-4]

Minor in Outdoor Leadership (18 cr)

Required courses:
CYFS 210 Foundations for CYFS
CYFS 211 Models for Programming
CYFS 305 Youth Retreat Planning
CYFS 356 Outdoor Ministry Programming
ECED 303 Children and Nature

At least 4 additional credits from the following:

CYFS 355 Outdoor Ministry Administration
BUSA 210 Financial Accounting
BUSA 305 Marketing and Communications
BUSA 320 Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations
BUSA 420 Managing the Nonprofit Organization
RELI 355 Christian Spirituality: Practicing Our Faith


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[4]
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[4]
[4]
[4]
[2]
[4]

Minor in Pre-Counseling Studies (24 cr)

Required courses:
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
CYFS 320 Lifespan Development
CYFS 330 Counseling Skills
PSYC 302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSYC 330 Research Methods
PSYC 401 Abnormal Behavior


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