Department of Religion and Philosophy

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“They took you totally outside of your thinking box, and caused you to think from different angles of perspective. You walk away with a different mindset.”

– Amanda Fertig, 2009 graduate

The study of Religion is central to understanding the deepest desires of human spirit. The study of Philosophy is central to understanding the highest aspirations of human consciousness. 

Kansas Wesleyan University is a place where students can critically examine their own beliefs and traditions. This is a safe environment to examine religions of the world and find your place by studying the great traditions of religious thought.

The Department of Religion and Philosophy is committed to the integration of faith and learning of every student in the program. Central to the mission of this department is its commitment to community service learning. Each student taking a Religion or Philosophy class is required to perform and reflect upon eight hours of community service each semester. All told, the Department of Religion and Philosophy Department is responsible for mobilizing over a thousand hours of service in the Salina community.

Furthermore, the Department of Religion and Philosophy is committed to contemplative pedagogy, to incorporate reflection and learning in the classroom environment.

Religion and Philosophy graduates not only seek ordination through seminary education, but are active in medicine, computer studies, and banking.

Kansas Wesleyan University has its roots in the Methodist tradition. Read the Statement of Connection, with Five Faith Commitments, adopted by the KWU Board of Trustees on June 20, 2015.

Kansas Wesleyan University is just three institutions in the state of Kansas to be named to Christian Colleges of Distinction™ for 2015-16.