BA in Children & Family Studies

The Children & Family Studies program is for the students who are interested in working with children and their families through churches, faith-based organizations or public organizations as minister, director, social worker, skilled helper, researcher, and preparation for graduate studies. The program equips the students to become competent professionals in their vocations through teaching biblical, theological, psychological, and social foundations of children, families, church and community/society, and their relationship and dynamics in children's spiritual growth and their welfare through lectures, field experiences, and internship. For more information contact the program director, Dr. Karen Estep (kestep@lincolnchristian.edu).

BI 170 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
CH / HI 380 History of American Christianity & The Stone-Campbell Movement 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
NT 104 New Testament I 3
NT 301 New Testament II 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 203 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 204 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
LA 111 Composition I: Research 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
LA 210 Composition II: Exposition 3
Choose one of the following:
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 223 World Human Geography 3
SS 260 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 263 Citizens and Government 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
General Education Elective 3
CE 131 Technology Seminar 0
CE 211 Foundations of Children & Family Studies 3
CE 220 Child Theology and Spiritual Development 3
CE 230 Skills of the Helping Professional 3
CE 235 Marriage and the Family 3
CE 305 Worship and Arts for Children & Family Ministry 3
CE 306 Teaching & Learning in the Church 3
CE 348 Junior Children & Family Ministry Field Experience 0
CE 400 Orientation to Intership 0
CE 401 Internship 12
CE 423 Leadership in Educational Ministry 3
CE 441 Ministry to Children in Crisis 3
ED 448 Colloquy 0
Choose one of the following:
CE 328 Ministry to Urban Children & Youth 3
CM 320 Christian Character & Leadership 3
ED 237 Survey of Exceptional Children 3
PS 397 Special Issues in Ministry to Females 3

Open Electives
21 credit hours

129 credit hours

A passing grade in Chapel and Service Learning is required during each semester in which you are taking 12 or more hours of credit.