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
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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
  • Benefit from small class sizes that facilitate your learning
  • 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.

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Biblical Interpretation book sitting on classroom table with students in background

Contact Information

Peter Slade
Chair, Religion Department
15 Rinehart
pslade@ashland.edu
419-289-5237

Administrative Assistant
203 Bixler Hall
419-289-5110