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Bachelor of Arts in
Religion: Youth Ministry

Develop a strategy for fulfilling your life’s purpose.

The Youth Ministry program will challenge you to think deeply and critically about Biblical and theological questions of faith, tradition, reason and religious identity and their application and appropriation in youth ministry settings.

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Top Reasons to choose Religion: Youth Ministry at florida southern college

Gain Practical Experiences

Engaged learning opportunities throughout your course work and an onsite semester long internship.

Expert Faculty

Work with faculty who maintain high standards of excellence, immerse you in the historical critical approach to the Bible, and challenge you to think critically about your faith and religious tradition.

Endowed Lecture Series

The Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion and The Biblical Symposium— bring outstanding scholars and thinkers to campus.

Study Abroad

Take advantage of study-abroad experiences in places like Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

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Understand Teaching and Learning Theories

In RYM 3310 Leadership & Administration for Youth Ministry, you’ll examine youth leadership process in the life of the church. This course looks into group dynamics, planning procedures and practices, recruitment and training of volunteers, the use of curriculum resources, and structure and planning for youth ministry.

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Schedule a campus tour or take our video tour of one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Participate in our daily online Admission Info Session or a MocTalk webinar to learn more about Florida Southern.

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Featured Youth Ministry Faculty

Dr. Waite Willis, Jr.
- Religion Department Chair

Teaching is the heart of the matter — a process of transforming students and professors into persons possessing knowledge, wisdom, critical reason, and moral judgment, all proved in the life of care for others. Using enthusiasm and humor, moving around, calling students by name, encouraging discussion, teaching compels students to engage in the classroom, department lounge, and my office. Teaching is forming relationships with students, as we discover new ways of life and being in the world.

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Clubs and More

Our majors are eligible for induction into Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BA


All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:


Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Christian Service Awards

Awarded to first-year and transfer students preparing for careers in Christian education, ministry of music, or youth ministry.

Contact Chaplain’s Office 863.680.4297

$2,000 per year