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Department News

Faith & Ferguson

The Ashland University's Religion Department is hosting musician and activist Michelle Higgins on April 20-21. She will have a full schedule preaching, teaching and conducting… Read more

Classes coming in Fall 2016

As you are putting together your fall schedule, please consider the following upper level religion courses being offered this fall: REL106 Exploring the Bible -… Read more

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. David Aune
David Aune came to Ashland University in the fall of 1996. Before Ashland, he taught part-time at a number of colleges in New England, including...Read more

Student Spotlight

James Robinson
Studying Religion at Ashland University has helped me to not only become a better Youth Pastor and Christian leader in this generation. The knowledge that I...Read more

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Love God with your mind.

Deepen and broaden your understanding of Christianity and World Religions.

When you study Religion at Ashland University, you will explore the fields of:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Theology
  • History of Christianity
  • Practical Theology
  • Christian Ethics
  • World Religions

As a Religion major, with the direction and guidance of your professors, you will write a thesis in your chosen area of concentration. This experience, coupled with deeply thoughtful classroom explorations, will prepare you for Christian service, seminary or graduate school. Read More.

Why Study Religion at Ashland University

It is true that many who study religion at Ashland University intend to enter some form of ministry as a vocation, or to go on to further academic study of religion. Many recent graduates have attended Ashland Theological Seminary while others have chosen such places as Princeton Seminary, Oxford University, Emory University and Duke University. The Religion Department's programs are academically rigorous, sensitive to issues of faith development, and focused on spiritual and moral formation--a perfect combination in the preparation of those called to a life of ministry in the church or academy. Read More.

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