B.A. in Youth Ministries

Toccoa Falls College

Program Description

B.A. in Youth Ministries

Toccoa Falls College

Youth Ministries equips future servant leaders with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to youth-related ministries in church and faith-based organizations, from a biblical world view for kingdom service. Naturally established from biblical principles, the major offers both theory and practical application of ministry to youth through courses centering on familial relationships, communicating to youth, youth culture and issues, youth evangelism and discipleship, counseling adolescents, and leadership formation. Finally, an internship with first-hand experience under a professional mentor caps off the program’s experience.

One of the most popular majors at Toccoa Falls College, the program centers on making disciples of young people in a constantly growing and changing dimension of the church and its ministries.

General Education – 69 hours

Bible & Theology – 30 hours

  • BIB 213 Hermeneutics
  • BSF 103 Foundations for Spiritual Formation
  • NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
  • NTE ___ New Testament Elective
  • OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
  • THE 303 Introduction to Theology
  • 3 hours Theology Elective
  • 6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from any BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE

Humanities – 15 hours

  • COM 113 Introduction to Communication
  • ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
  • ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
  • HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
  • 3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

Social Sciences – 15 hours

  • PSY 113 General Psychology
  • PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
  • 3 hours 100-, 200- or 300-level History Elective
  • 6 hours Social Science Electives from ANT, CSG 113, ECO, GHY, POL, or SOC

Computer, Science & Mathematics – 9 hours

  • SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other Science Elective
  • 3 hours Mathematics Elective
  • 3 hours from any computer, science, or mathematics

Major – 42 hours

Ministry and Leadership Core – 12 hours

  • MLD 113 Foundations for Christian Ministries
  • MLD 423 History & Philosophy of Christian Education
  • MLD 453 Leadership Formation
  • MLD 463 Spiritual Formation

Specialization – 30 hours

  • YTH 253 Foundations for Youth Ministry
  • YTH 263 Youth Ministry & the Family
  • YTH 333 Communicating to Youth
  • YTH 343 Leadership & Organization of Youth Ministry
  • YTH 353 Youth Ministry Skills
  • YTH 363 Youth Culture & Issues
  • YTH 423 Youth Evangelism & Discipleship
  • YTH 443 Counseling Adolescents
  • YTH 463 Seminar in Youth Ministry
  • YTH 473 Youth Ministry Internship

Minor or Open Electives – 15 hours

Total = 126 hours

Entry Requirements

Standarized Testing

TFC requires all students who have attempted less than 12 college-level credits to take the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) as part of the admissions process. Students should arrange to have scores sent directly from the testing agencies to the Office of Admissions at TFC. The college will also accept scores reported on official high school transcripts.

Students can find information on the SAT at www.collegeboard.com. The SAT school code for TFC is 5799. Students can find information on the ACT at www.act.org. The ACT school code for TFC is 0868.

High School Curriculum

TFC recommends that students complete the following high school course work in preparation for study at the college level:

  • 4 courses in English (Grammar, American Literature, World Literature, Advanced Composition)
  • 3 courses in Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
  • 3 courses in Natural Science
  • 3 courses in Social Studies (US History, World History, Government)
  • 6 additional units in academic study

Students should select additional units from English, Math, Natural Science, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, Physical Education, or Computer Technology.


TFC evaluates each student’s academic preparedness as part of the admissions file. The college requires each student to graduate from a high school program or to have verification of results of the General Educational Development test. Students are evaluated for admission based on a variety of factors including high school grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, and references. In addition, the college reserves the right to request additional references, essays or personal interviews prior to making an admissions decision.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 23, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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126 hours
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21,334 USD
USA - Toccoa Falls, Georgia
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