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.
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.
The professors have been knowledgeable and passionate. They care about going deeper with students - personally, and academically.
Brett Thumm, Children & Youth Ministry Major, 2019
The professors encourage students to do practical ministry starting freshman year. They assist you in getting connected. I currently serve in a paid part-time position at a local church. I have loved my experience at WU!
Kortney Orwig, Children & Youth Ministry Major, 2019
I have greatly enjoyed my time at WU. With small class sizes, you are able to build lasting relationships with staff and peers. I am pushed to grow in my faith and to put my faith into action.
Sarah Knapp, Religion & Philosophy Major, 2019
View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.