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Christian Ministry and Church Vocations

Students with an interest in Christian ministry and church vocations should consult the religion major. This major will acquaint students with the academic disciplines in religion and will provide interdisciplinary breadth through courses in philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, English, and communication. The flexibility of the religion major also adapts well to the aptitudes and goals of individual students. Students with an interest in Christian ministry may want to become involved with campus religious groups. Internships, especially in youth ministry, are available; credit is awarded for such internships.

Graduate schools and seminaries of the American Association of Theological Schools stress a broadly based liberal arts education and a core background in the academic discipline of religion. Current graduate entrance requirements reflect the advisability of Greek as the required language with a preference for Spanish as a second language for those with an interest in urban ministries.