The Department of Religion provides a Christ-centered and Bible-based religious education that is in line with the global mission and message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Classes emphasize areas such as biblical understanding, personal application, and service to the Church. Classes in this major are typically small, which provides ample time for interaction between professor and student.
Many of our graduates are accepted into the Seminary or enter other graduate programs for chaplaincy, counseling, medicine, or teaching. Some are hired as Bible teachers in various Adventist educational institutions or dorm deans in Adventist academies. They also become qualified to work as missionaries, colporteur directors, religion editors in publishing companies, and administrators at various levels of Adventist institutions.
Graduates are strongly encouraged to pursue graduate work in order to meet the demands of a highly educated society and the needs of local institutions. A doctorate will be required for those who want to teach religion at an Adventist college or seminary level.
To view general education requirements for this major, please visit http://catalog.swau.edu/undergraduate/2016-2017.