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Online Undergraduate Certificate in
At-Risk Youth

⚜   Rarely Offered in Christian Universities, Bible Colleges or Seminaries

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Undergraduate Certificate in
At-Risk Youth?


The focus of the Undergraduate Certificate in At-Risk Youth is working with vulnerable/at-risk youth within the context of family and community settings. Students learn to examine the beliefs, values and feelings of vulnerable youth from a risk and resiliency perspective. The program addresses social issues facing children and youth from diverse families and minority groups, social distress, disconnectivity, and issues of homelessness. Students develop intervention approaches approprate to various risk issues in the family and community.

Youth at-risk is a child or adolescent who faces extreme threats to a successful transition into adulthood. A variety of factors can contribute to a youth falling in the at-risk category including:  poverty, family instability and dysfunction, unstable school environment, poor community resources, and adverse childhood experiences. When at-risk and troubled youth can’t transfer successfully into adulthood, local communities and businesses suffer, costing both millions of dollars. As adults, those with vulnerable backgrounds often develop problems with addiction, violence, self-harm, and substance abuse. Without intervention, many become the adults for whom local communities and governments spend millions on health care and criminal justice. The Undergraduate Certificate in At-Risk Youth provides missional leaders with the background to address the physical, emotional, social as well as spiritual issues of this vulnerable population group.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Bachelor degree program

Course Effort

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Course Length

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Credits Required

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Program Cost

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to serving among at-risk-youth in the mission of God.

Optional Additional Courses:

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.






A Career in Transforming Communities

Is this Your Mission?

Case Worker, Developmental Specialist, Residential Advisor, Residential Counselor, Residential Instructor, Youth Action Officer, Youth Activities Assistant, Youth Activities Counselor, Youth Advisor, Youth Advocate, Youth Agency Worker, Youth At Risk Counselor, Youth Counselor, Youth Navigator, Youth Services Counselor, Youth Specialist, Youth Development Professional, Youth Worker, Youth Enrichment Educator, Youth Program Instructor, Juvenile Probation Officer, Case Manager, Youth Administrator, Youth Advocacy Director, Youth Program Director, Youth Supervisor, Director Youth Correctional Facility



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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.


100% Tuition


per credit hour


3 credit course


80% Tuition


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3 credit course


60% Tuition


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3 credit course


40% Tuition


per credit hour


3 credit course

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.