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Religion and Philosophy

The department of religion and philosophy offers both a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Seminary and Bachelor of Science in Church Vocations. The B.S. in Church Vocations offers four emphasis options:

1. Church School Ministry
2. Church Camps and Recreation
3. Church Business Management
4. Youth Ministry

The department also offers a minor in religion.

The major in Church Vocations is flexible, with many possible outcomes. The curriculum provides a solid educational foundation in liberal arts with emphasis on critical thinking, which serves as preparation for many courses of graduate study.

Students from the Church Vocations and Pre-Seminary programs have gone on to study at seminaries including Duke, Asbury, Wake Forest, Emory and more. Other graduates have gone on to receive Master’s degrees in various fields, including education.

As a student in the department of religion and philosophy, you can also visit multiple seminaries on a seminary tour. The seminary tour is offered every two years and has included visits to Duke, Drew, and more.

You will take courses including:

• Ministry settings and issues
• Church vocations practicum
• History
• Education
• Business communication
• Psychology
• Group dynamics

What can you do with this degree?

• Ministry
• Church camp director
• Church business manager
• Youth ministry
• Education
• Nonprofit work