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Religious Studies

About religious studies

Studying religion develops the knowledge and empathy to engage meaningfully with people of diverse beliefs and backgrounds. The religious studies major prepares you for seminary or graduate school and for a variety of careers including those in:

  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Consulting
  • Counseling
  • Nonprofit and human services organizations

Furthermore, the study of religion, ethics, and philosophy provides a strong foundation for interpersonal relationships, civic engagement, and professional achievement.

The Religion major and minor, as well as the Philosophy minor, are very flexible, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests and goals.

What good is a religious studies degree?

Religious Studies Major Map

In community

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.


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Wijitha Bandara

Adjunct Faculty

Juan Garcia

Assistant Professor

Corey Jones

Adjunct Faculty

Kali Milner


Rob Prevost

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Mark Roncace

Professor, Religion

Jimm Wetherbee

Assistant Director, Information Security and Library Systems Administrator

Catherine Wright

Associate Professor; Executive Director CCG

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Dr. Mark Roncace
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