COMMUNITY & FAMILY SERVICES
Interested in vocations that focus on helping people? Ouachita’s community and family services major in the Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of vocations in areas of community, family and social services or for graduate education in social work, counseling and other fields.
Children’s and family ministry
Family service groups
Graduate study: professional counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, law, ministry
Introduction to Social Services
Internship in Community and Family Services
This flexible degree program allows you to choose courses to suit your interests and the needs of your future career path. View the detailed degree requirements PDF to see all courses included in the program.
Graduate School Acceptance Rate for Pruet School students
Academic Departments Involved in the Program
Average Class Size, Department of Christian Ministries
Pruet School Faculty with Doctorates
“This major prepares students for the growing vocational field of community and family services by combining courses on interpersonal communication, social services and counseling, all from a Christian perspective. For students who have an interest in fields that require a master’s or doctoral degree, such as counseling or marriage and family therapy, this major will provide a strong foundation.”
Dr. Danny Hays
Dean, Pruet School of Christian Studies
Learn from professors who are the authors of your textbooks
Don’t just read textbooks by experts in the field. At Ouachita, you actually can learn from those very authors! Faculty members in Ouachita’s Pruet School of Christian Studies have written numerous books, including Bible handbooks, commentaries and other theological and ministry resources.
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Join industry professionals at conferences on campus
Gain valuable insights and network with professionals at conferences hosted each year by the Pruet School, including a pastors’ conference and a Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling. These opportunities – held right here on campus – are a great head start on a meaningful career.
Serve the Kingdom locally, abroad or anywhere in between
Service is a way of life here. Whether your passion is children, senior adults, church planting, overseas missions or anything in between, there are dozens of programs through Ouachita’s Elrod Center for Family and Community, Campus Ministries and the Pruet School to connect you with opportunities to serve.
A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS
for graduation and beyond
Whether you plan to launch your career after graduation or continue to graduate studies, a Ouachita degree in community and family services will provide a solid foundation for your success. Interested in counseling, social work or another path requiring graduate study? Our hands-on, individualized academic advising will make sure you complete any prerequisites needed for the graduate program of your choice.
Has God called you to serve Him through ministry or missions? The Pruet School of Christian Studies is a great place to prepare. Our students gain an understanding of the theological, biblical and practical elements of Christian ministry as well as hands-on experience in ministry, missions and service.
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