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Religion and Philosophy

Learn how to address growing global and social concerns and enact lasting change.


Uniquely prepare for ministry with focused academics and practical, ecumenical learning opportunities.

Together with attentive faculty, you’ll engage with theology in critical, transformative ways as you cultivate a greater understanding of Biblical practice, theory, and text. With a foundation in Biblical scholarship as well as philosophy, history, and social sciences, you’ll be prepared to advance to ordained ministry training with well-rounded academic experience you can use in a wide range of denominational settings.

What sets us apart

Prepare for seminary success

Religion and Philosophy majors graduate well prepared to succeed in seminary training. Alumni have attended Ashland Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Methodist School of Theology in Ohio, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary.

Study in a faith-based community

Our Waynesburg community is a home where we care for one another like family. During your studies in faith-based programs, and all programs, you'll be in a place where the spirit of Christianity truly exists, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy weekly chapel services, bible studies, weekly worship services, speakers, and more.

Biblical & Ministry Studies Mission, Goals and Learning Outcomes


The mission of the Biblical and Ministry Studies program is to provide provide students with a clearer and deeper understanding of the Christian faith and Christian ministry leadership, personally and vocationally. The program will be academically rigorous, inherently practical and ecumenical in character.

Academic Catalog

Need to find a course description or review your degree requirements? View the current online catalog at the link below.