You have the opportunity to study religion from faculty who specialize in religions from around the world. You will work closely with faculty to explore your interests in religion, and you'll have opportunities for research, service, and global travel.

About the Majors

At Ohio Wesleyan, you have two degree pathways in the study of religion, depending on your career goals. Both options provide a comprehensive liberal arts program enhanced with opportunities to work closely with faculty on research and service projects around the world.

  • Religion: The religion major provides a comprehensive study of religion, with courses in biblical studies, religion and society, and history of world religion. Students majoring in religion include those planning careers in business, social services, law, medicine, education and other fields. They discover that knowledge of and appreciation for the depth of religious motivations, as well as the pervasiveness and permanence of religious behaviors, prove helpful in their professional lives. Also, many students find that their personal faith and devotional life are strengthened by first looking objectively at the faith and devotion of other religious persons.
  • Pre-Theology: The interdisciplinary pre-theology major prepares students for graduate theological studies or to specialized ministries. The major requires you to take courses in a variety of academic fields, including: psychology, sociology/anthropology, and the humanities. You will work with the pre-theology advisor to design your personalized program. You have the opportunity to take up to two classes at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, giving you an opportunity to experience seminary school before you graduate OWU.

Highlights

Graduate Outcomes

Kiersten Payne '17

Kiersten is a graduate student at Yale Divinity School. She says, "My long-term goal is to earn my Ph.D. in religion and teach at a university. I feel confident knowing that Ohio Wesleyan has prepared me well for further academic study.”

Kiersten's OWU Research

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Department Contact Info

Location

Phillips Hall 117
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3825
F 740-368-2873
E religion@owu.edu

Department Contact

Chair: Dr. David Eastman
Phillips Hall 117
740-368-3822
dleastma@owu.edu