The Youth Ministry and Christian Formation major is designed to prepare students for Christian ministry in church and para-church organizations. The focus of this program is to help students see how God is at work in the world through the interdisciplinary study of the bible, theology, and the social sciences. Students take courses in practical theology, popular culture, and the practical aspects of teaching and leadership. The major culminates in a yearlong internship that gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learned as they discern a sense of call and vocation. The Youth Ministry and Christian Formation major prepares students for immediate employment, while also preparing them for further graduate education.