The Religion program will develop biblically literate, ethically motivated thinkers and doers, who are culturally engaged and historically informed global citizens. Students who successfully complete a religion major will be:
1.) Biblically literate, able to interpret biblical texts in contexts.
Through the study of the Bible, including the varieties of literature in the Bible, their historical contexts, and approaches to biblical criticism, religion majors will be able to:
2.) Ethically motivated thinkers and doers, able to articulate ethical messages of theological texts and their contemporary application.
Through the formative exploration of ethical messages in religious texts, which may include theologies, philosophies of religion, and systems of religious ethics, religion majors will be able to:
3.) Culturally engaged and historically informed global citizens, able to appraise religious traditions and sacred texts and their intersection with religion, society, and culture, historically and today.
Through the exploration of religions in their global contexts, including the history of religions, religion majors will be able to: