Department News

Upper Level Courses -- Fall 2014

As you are putting together your fall schedule, please consider the following upper level religion courses being offered this fall: REL 208 Exploring Christian Theology... Read more

Theology and Immigration

On Monday, March 17, 2014, theologian Justin Ashworth of Duke University will be visiting Ashland and giving a public lecture, "The Location of Peoplehood: A... Read more

Laughing with Muslims

Jamal Rahman Dr. David C Aune, AU Religion Department Why should I take the time to listen to a Muslim guest speaker on the topics... Read more

Department News

One Class Can Change Your Life

Graduating religion senior Hali Brook is leaving Ashland and going to Thailand to train with the organization Remember Nhu.

Senior Wisdom

Religion Department seniors offer these words of wisdom to ‘those left behind.’

Majors Present Papers at CAS Symposium

Religion Majors Mackenzie Lake and James Robinson both presented papers at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity Symposium at Ashland University on April 10.

Faculty Spotlight

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

My Religion Major at Ashland University taught me to think deeply about God and how He redeems and restores creation to Himself... Read more

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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.

In Their Own Words

See what people are saying about our programs.
  • Jennifer Lindsay, ('15)
    The benefits that I have already experienced as a student in the religion department at Ashland University are immeasurable. Even though I grew up in the church, I didn't always understand everything about my Christian faith. However, studying religion has broadened my knowledge of religious... more
  • Amanda Sivik, ('16)
    I believe there are so many benefits to studying religion at Ashland University. Religion is a fundamental part of the lives of the majority of people in the world. There are so many different opinions and stances on current issues that involve personal religious beliefs. I have my set of... more
  • Michelle Tucker (’10)
    The professors are both informative and objective, teaching the material well while allowing you to draw your own conclusions about how that should affect your life.
  • Robert Wright-Stasko, (’11)
    Studying Religion at Ashland University was an integral step in my spiritual growth as a worship leader.
  • Ben Sheets (‘03)
    I am blessed to have attended Ashland University and to have been a part of the religion department. For it was there, through faculty and ideas, that I was nurtured for my future, spiritually and academically.
  • Melissa Tommelleo (‘01)
    My upper level Religion classes were academically challenging and required much reading and reflection. If I had not been challenged in this way, I would not have been appropriately prepared for law school. I can easily say that it was the professors of the Ashland University Religion Department... more
  • Cory Smith (‘12)
    My time as a religion major gave me the opportunity to expand and discipline my understanding of God, faith, and our interactions with the world.