Introduction to the Department

The study of religion has been important at Ohio Wesleyan since the university was founded in 1842, when the the training of a skilled and literate ministry was a key mission. Today, the study of religion is no longer confined to those who want to enter the professional ministry. Students planning careers in business, social services, law, medicine, education, and other fields benefit from careful study of religious phenomena and history. Additionally, religion students may find that their personal faith and devotional lives are strengthened by the study of religion and by looking objectively at the faith and devotion of other religious persons.

Department Features

  • You can study scriptural languages with religion faculty members. If you qualify, you may study Hebrew, New Testament Greek, and Sanskrit on a tutorial basis.
  • Religion majors often study abroad in Europe, Asia, and Latin America to pursue individual projects in religion.

Available Majors

Available Minors

Department Contact Info


Phillips Hall 117
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3825
F 740-368-2873

Department Contact

Chair: Dr. David Eastman
Phillips Hall 117