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Religious Studies Degree Program

ABOUT RELIGIOUS STUDIES

When you study religion, you build the knowledge and compassion to meaningfully engage with people from diverse spiritual and cultural backgrounds. The religious studies major prepares you for a variety of careers including: graduate school, ministry, missions, or work at a non-profit organization. Additionally, engaging in religious studies also provides a strong foundation for family life, civic engagement, and professional achievement.

Religious Studies focuses on four content areas:

  • Biblical studies
  • Historical studies
  • Philosophical studies
  • Theological studies

Students also choose electives from the religion and philosophy offerings, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and goals. You may specialize in a content area or explore a range of topics.

OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In addition to our classes, we offer opportunities to further your education,
gain valuable practical and pastoral skills, and prepare for a career. Summer research grants enable students to work closely with faculty members on research projects. Internships and directed studies with faculty members, local churches, and local non-profit organizations give students valuable experiences and skills beyond classroom learning.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Religious studies majors at Wingate earn a BA or BS degree. Students may also minor in religious studies or philosophical studies.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES FOUR YEAR PLAN


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.