BA Religion

The Bachelor of Art in Religion prepares students to pursue their calling into the ministry as they study biblical, theological, and faith-related topics. We believe that faith transforms lives and therefore we desire to help our students intentionally engage in the process of spiritual formation. Our program is founded on the truth that spiritual formation helps us begin to realize that who we are is as important as what we do.

Key Program Features

Learn to discover who you are in Christ and discern and prepare for God’s call towards your vocation

Study biblical, historical, theological and applied disciplines in a classical Christian theological program

Engage in the process of spiritual formation

Prepare for academic and vocational excellence

Program Details

  • We are intentional about discipleship, combining engaging study with hands-on ministry
  • Spiritual formation is the foundation of our program

Graduates are equipped to think creatively and to use critical thinking skills. They are also prepared to speak publically, assist in conflict-resolution, lead, network, and develop a prophetic imagination. The Religion program boasts a 100% job placement rate.

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More Information

Required Core (18SH):

  • REL 221 Issues in Dying and Death
  • REL 230 Intro to Biblical Interpretation
  • REL 240 Survey of World Religions
  • REL 322 Exploring Christian Thought
  • REL 350 Spiritual Formation
  • REL 421 History of Christianity

Focus (18SH) – Majors should work in consultation with their advisors to plan an approved list of six courses (four must be upper-level), one of which must be in Philosophy (Not PHI 201).

Senior Research Project (6SH):

  • REL 462 Senior Research Project I
  • REL 463 Senior Research Project II OR REL 493 Internship in Ministry I
  • REL 494 Internship in Ministry II
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Pastoral Care
  • Non-Profits
  • Para-Church Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Mission Work
  • Education
  • Spiritual Direction