Online Bachelor of Science in Youth & Family Ministries

Become a compassionate leader with Point University’s Bachelor of Science in Youth & Family Ministries degree. With an emphasis on family dynamics, our program equips students with the tools to effectively minister to parents and their children in today’s rapidly evolving society.


Guide and nurture family relationships with Point University's online Bachelor of Science in Youth & Family Ministries. With a combination of biblical and theological coursework focusing on promoting healthy spiritual, emotional, and social development of parents and children, our comprehensive program prepares students to become compassionate and Christ-centered leaders in churches and ministry organizations.


1. Gain a theological and theoretical foundation for understanding human nature, child development, family dynamics, and parenting roles and responsibilities.

2. Demonstrate understanding of biblical concepts of holistic ministry and servant leadership, along with the ability to apply those principles in multicultural ministry environments.

3. Offer sound principles, resources, and practical support to parents as they implement strategies to promote healthy physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth in their families.

The online bachelor in youth & family ministries program’s broad curriculum provides a biblical foundation and practical skills for promoting healthy relationships and spiritual formation in families. Listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

  • The Practice of Christian Ministry
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Media Effects on Children & Adolescents
  • Human Sexuality
  • Advanced Preaching

As a completely asynchronous program, the online bachelor’s degree in youth & family ministries at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. While there are weekly deadlines associated with the online youth & family ministries program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 120 credits required for the online bachelor’s in youth & family ministries degree in four years.

All students enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in youth & family ministries online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state where the student resides. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $410 per credit hour*

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

Point’s online bachelor’s degree in youth & family ministries will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of industries, within areas such as:

  • Youth Minister
  • High School Youth Pastor
  • College Pastor
  • Ministry Director
  • Youth Counselor

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

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Point University offers the youth & family ministries program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.


This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.


Up to 75% of required courses (typically 90 credits) can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time significantly.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a Christian worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education from respected professors as our on-campus students.


Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!