Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Peter Slade
Chair, Department of Religion
419.289.5237
pslade@ashland.edu
15 Rinehart 

Ashland, OH 44805

Administrative Assistant

419.289.5110
203 Bixler Hall
Ashland, OH 44805

Curriculum

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Course Rotation

Current Academic Year
Religion Four-Year Guide

Accelerated BA/MA

Pre-Seminary

Explore your faith and your calling

One important objective of the department is to help our students to enter seminary training and/or explore their calling to Christian ministry and service. If that sounds like you, you can join the pre-seminary group.

You will join with other Religion majors and minors, or minors in Religion or Christian Ministry. Every member is paired with one of the religion professors who will serve as a pre-seminary mentor.

Religion Department - Ministry - Seminary

In the Pre-Seminary group you will benefit from the close relationship between the Ashland University’s Religion Department, The Office of Christian Ministry, and Theological Seminary.

Ministry while a Student

We encourage everyone in the pre-seminary group to be active in campus ministries through the Office of Christian Ministry and/or your home congregation. You can even do an internship for course credit.

Seminary

In your junior year, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the close relationship between the department and Ashland Theological Seminary. You can apply to take seminary classes (subject to approval by ATS based on academic readiness) to fulfill general elective requirements of your BA. Our students often choose to study Biblical Greek or Hebrew to give them a headstart on seminary.

For additional information, contact Dr. Peter Slade (419-289-5237; pslade@ashland.edu).

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Peter Slade
Chair, Department of Religion
419.289.5237
pslade@ashland.edu
15 Rinehart 

Ashland, OH 44805

Administrative Assistant

419.289.5110
203 Bixler Hall
Ashland, OH 44805

Curriculum

Curriculum

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Current Undergraduate Catalog

Course Rotation

Current Academic Year
Religion Four-Year Guide

Accelerated BA/MA

Accelerated BA/MA

Pre-Seminary

Explore your faith and your calling

One important objective of the department is to help our students to enter seminary training and/or explore their calling to Christian ministry and service. If that sounds like you, you can join the pre-seminary group.

You will join with other Religion majors and minors, or minors in Religion or Christian Ministry. Every member is paired with one of the religion professors who will serve as a pre-seminary mentor.

Religion Department - Ministry - Seminary

In the Pre-Seminary group you will benefit from the close relationship between the Ashland University’s Religion Department, The Office of Christian Ministry, and Theological Seminary.

Ministry while a Student

We encourage everyone in the pre-seminary group to be active in campus ministries through the Office of Christian Ministry and/or your home congregation. You can even do an internship for course credit.

Seminary

In your junior year, you will be encouraged to take advantage of the close relationship between the department and Ashland Theological Seminary. You can apply to take seminary classes (subject to approval by ATS based on academic readiness) to fulfill general elective requirements of your BA. Our students often choose to study Biblical Greek or Hebrew to give them a headstart on seminary.

For additional information, contact Dr. Peter Slade (419-289-5237; pslade@ashland.edu).

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.

What you will love about our religion program:

  • You’ll enjoy the close interaction with professors in our small classroom environment.
  • You'll learn from your fellow students who come from a wide range of traditions and denominations, and make your own unique contribution in our seminar-style discussions.
  • You’ll build expertise for graduate school, seminary or your next career step by completing a Majors Thesis exploring a topic of your choice from your area of concentration.
  • You'll have the opportunity to travel outside the classroom with faculty led tours to such places as Israel, Greece, Italy or Germany. 
  • You may be interested in getting a headstart on your seminary degree at Ashland Theological Seminary. The accelerated Bachelor of Arts/ Master of Arts in Practical Theology (BA/MAPT) will save you time and money.  
  • Recent graduates have gone on to attend graduate school at Princeton, Duke, Emory, Fuller, Gordon-Conwell and Ashland Theological Seminary.
  • You can undertake internships or service learning projects that integrate your studies, serving others in such places as churches, nursing homes, social agencies and non-profit organizations.
  • You can take the class in Short Term Missions that combines with a spring break mission trip for credit in the university's core curriculum.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations