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Religion

Life's Greatest Questions

Why are we here? Why do bad things happen to good people? What constitutes the good life? Since ancient times, human beings have asked these and similar “Big Questions” about life and the world. Religion and Philosophy are the classical avenues by which we explore answers to these questions.


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Available Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

The Religion program at Newberry College benefits students by offering opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Students who study religion and philosophy explore life’s most important and challenging questions. Practical and professional skills include the ability to create and analyze arguments, interpret texts, and develop valuable skills in written and verbal communication. In addition to these opportunities for growth, students in religion and philosophy are admitted into law school, medical school, seminary and other graduate programs and consistently score in the highest percentiles on professional and graduate school exams.


Majors:

Religion

Religion with Biblical Theology concentration 

Religion with Church Leadership concentration 

Religion with Philosophical Theology concentration 

 

Minors:

Religion



Requirements

Foundations (12 hours) -- Foundations courses are comprised of 12 credit hours in core curriculum requirements in Religion, including courses in public speaking and research methods. Majors are also required to take 18 hours divided in different areas of study, depending on their interests: 

  • Biblical studies
  • World religions
  • Church history
  • Ethics
  • Historical philosophy
  • Philosophical topics

Religion majors must also have six hours of a foreign language, and three hours in courses designed to prepare students for the realities of a digital age.

Foundational courses for a Religion minor include six credit hours, along with 18 hours divided in different areas of study, depending on their interests: 

  • Biblical studies
  • World religions
  • Church history
  • Ethics
  • Historical philosophy
  • Philosophical topics
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Career Possibilities


  • Pastor
  • Social Worker
  • Writer / Editor
  • Youth Minister
  • Church Musician
  • Public Service
  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Politician
  • Camp Program Leader
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • Non-profit Leadership
  • Camp Program Director
  • Armed Forces Chaplain



Faculty


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