This major is no longer accepting new students.
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.
Students take five courses of their choice to earn the Religion minor. The minor is popular among students wanting to understand their own tradition better and/or incorporate their understanding of religion into the study of science, business, psychology, history, etc.
Professor Twesigye’s teaching specialty is church history, theology, and Christian ethics.
Professor Michael's special interests are in religious phenomena of Asian cultures.
Professor Gunasti complements the humanities section of International Studies by teaching Introduction to Islam, Women and Gender in Islam, and Modern Islam and Its Political Ideas