Religious Studies2021-01-13T18:14:28+00:00


About the Program

A student majoring or minoring in religious studies learns to read ancient and modern texts carefully, studies the oral tradition, stories, rituals, and structures of religious communities, explores the beliefs and values of different religious traditions, and develops a critical sensitivity to the diverse cultural expressions of both non-Christian and Christian religious traditions.

Eric M. Vanden Eykel
Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., Southern Methodist University

M.Div., Emory University

M.A., Marquette University

Ph.D., Marquette University

David B. Howell
Professor of Religion
A.B., William Jewell College

M.Div. and Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

D. Phil., University of Oxford

Madison Tarleton
Adjunct Instructor of Religion

Find Out More

Contact the Program Coordinator of Religious Studies:

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Religion curriculum may include:

  • Literature of the Bible
  • World Religions
  • Religion in Film
  • History of Christian Thought
  • Christian Theology
  • Studies in the Gospels

For full listing of current classes, view the college catalog here.

Mission Work: Students are strongly urged to explore their vocational calling through mission trips and summer jobs. Through the Christian Ministries Initiative, Ferrum College religion majors in recent years have served in churches and camps while studying at Ferrum. Additionally, the program has sponsored study tours in recent years to places like Israel and Rome.

Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship. A ministerial practicum course gives students an opportunity for practical experiences of ministry.

What could I be with a major in Religion?

  • Minister
  • Journalist
  • Peace Corps
  • Writer/Author
  • Community Service Agency worker
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Campus Minister