Love God With Your Mind

Deepen and broaden your understanding of Christianity and world religions in the Religion Department at Ashland University.

As a university rooted in Christian heritage, Ashland University offers opportunities to expand your religious understanding that will prepare you for your calling to a life of ministry in the church or academy.

When you study Religion, you’ll explore the fields of:

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

The Religion Department’s programs are academically rigorous, sensitive to issues of faith development, and focused on spiritual and moral formation. 

As a Religion student, you will:

  • Receive personal attention from dedicated faculty determined to help you succeed
  • Write a thesis in your chosen area of concentration with direction and guidance from your professors
  • Participate in thoughtful classroom explorations to deepen your understanding of Christianity and world religions
  • Undertake internships and service learning projects that integrate your studies, serving others in such places as churches, nursing homes, social agencies and nonprofit organizations

A religion major or minor is also a perfect complement to any of Ashland’s other fields of study, helping you become aware of how religious commitments and values shape our world.

AU Religion Student MLK Monument 2023

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in a major within the College of Arts & Sciences. It is a merit-based, renewable scholarship of $1,500 that can be "stacked" on top of other awarded AU academic scholarships. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities with a focus on career coaching and preparation.

Dean's Scholarships are available in these areas:

  • Art and Music
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
  • Journalism and Digital Media
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Social Work

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