My experience

At Wingate, the chemistry professors do more than simply teach students; they mentor you and invest their time and energy to make your undergraduate experience personal and invaluable. My relationships with my professors allowed me to succeed academically and discover my passion for research. Wingate’s chemistry faculty aid in student learning by always answering questions and encouraging students to think critically. The chemistry research class gives all chemistry students the opportunity to conduct a research project with the guidance of a faculty member. This gives students a glimpse into what being a chemist is really like. In addition to research, my professors supported my educational growth by helping me obtain outside internships and applying to graduate school. Without the chemistry department’s personal attention to each student, I would not be where I am today.”

Caroline Rumley, Class of 2020, recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship at Purdue University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D.  

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.
 

My experience

Austin Greeson

“Because of the smallness and closeness at Wingate, it allowed me to have a bigger impact and not get lost in the chaos of the numbers. It showed me I could have an impact on others around me in a big way. The Caleb and Lorene Barnhardt Family Scholarship gave me the opportunity to be challenged and motivated by dedicated professors. With the support of this scholarship and encouragement from my professors I discovered my passion for helping others.”

Austin Greeson, Class of 2017

Catch up with Greeson, who is making a difference in the Dominican Republic.

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