ABOUT RELIGIOUS STUDIES
When you study religion, you build the knowledge and compassion to interact with people from diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds. The religious studies major readies you for graduate study, a rewarding career and satisfying interpersonal relationships.
Religious Studies focuses on four content areas:
- Biblical studies
- Historical studies
- Philosophical studies
- Theological studies
You also choose electives from the religion and philosophy offerings, enabling you to tailor your degree to your interests and goals. You may specialize in a content area or explore a range of ideas.
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
In addition to our classes, we offer opportunities to further your education and prepare for a career. Summer research grants enable students to work closely with faculty members on original research projects. Students often gain on-the-job experience with internships at local churches.
Religious studies majors at Wingate earn a BS degree. Students may also minor in religious studies.
THE FOUR YEAR ACADEMIC PLANS ARE STANDARD TEMPLATES FOR HOW A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT (8) CONSECUTIVE FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS. THERE IS VARYING FLEXIBILITY IN THE EXACT COURSE SEQUENCE DEPENDING UPON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CIRCUMSTANCES, MAJOR CURRICULUM AND COURSE AVAILABILITY. STUDENTS SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR FACULTY ADVISOR FOR COURSE SEQUENCING, DEGREE PLANNING AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. STUDENTS ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEGREE PLANNING.