Religion Degree Program

Meet Our Religion Faculty

Prepare for a career in Christian ministry with Averett University’s Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree. This non-denominational program offers biblical study, theological study, and practical skills for reaching out to others through ministry. Students also have the opportunity to study the place of religion within culture throughout history. The aim is to graduate future leaders for churches, faith-based organizations, and missions.

Our Religion program also includes an in-service, hands-on experience in the area of ministry that most interests you. The in-service experience enables you to develop your own professional skills, see missions in action, and meet church and mission leaders who are excellent examples of ministry leadership.

After graduation, you can pursue an immediate career in Christian ministry or move on to graduate study or seminary.

Courses in the Religion Major

Classes for the Religion major cover philosophy, theology, history, ethics, and the sociology of religion. All students take a set of introductory courses, participate in an in-service experience, and complete a senior research thesis.

Course topics include:

  • History of Christianity
  • Introduction to New Testament Literature
  • Introduction to Old Testament Literature
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Religion in America
  • Religions of the World
  • African-American Religions
  • Ethics

Students also take four electives in religion and philosophy at the upper level.

Religion Minor

Students interested in serving as lay ministers or who wish to learn more about the history of religion can pursue a minor in Religion. Students take two introductory courses and four elective courses.

For full details of the requirements for the Religion degree, please see our course catalog. To read admissions requirements for this program, please click here.

For more information about Averett University and our Religion program in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!