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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
When you study Religion you learn the most important ideas you will ever know. This field of study helps you understand the faith and worldviews that impact the lives of millions of people.
If you are interested in getting to the core of contemporary issues such as economics, politics, abortion, capital punishment, and international relations, this could be the major for you. This deals with values and speaks to current events. All these make the study of religion vital as preparation for a variety of professional opportunities.
Students choose to major in Religion for many different reasons. Many, obviously, go on to serve their denomination as professional clergy. But graduates who have majored in Religion have pursued all sorts of other careers. A Religion major is valuable in its own right, but also functions as excellent preparation for a variety of occupations, such as, a lawyer, professor, social worker, youth worker, community development worker, charity officer, civil service administrator, or archivist.
The study of Religion is central to understanding the deepest desires of human spirit. 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.
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 one of three institutions in the state of Kansas to be named to Christian Colleges of Distinction™ for 2015-16.
Why study Religion at KWU? A Deeper Awareness of God and Yourself!
In a world of religious plurality and widely differing views of spirituality, it is important for Christians to be knowledgeable about the diverse religious world around them and to clarify their own beliefs. The Department of Religion and Philosophy prepares students for thoughtful, Christian engagement in our world through classes that stimulate discussion and encourage growth in both mind and spirit.
What can I do with these degrees?
The B.A. in Religion is designed to provide students with a broad-based exposure to all elements or religious and philosophical study, and prepares them for advanced study toward ordained and diaconal ministries, or for graduate school in other fields of religion and philosophy.
For more information, contact Dr. Phil Meckley, chair of the Department of Religion & Philosophy and chair of the Division of Humanities, or call (785) 833-4364.