What is the purpose of the
School OF


In keeping with the mission of the University, the purposes of the School of Religion and Philosophy are to provide education in religion and philosophy

for all students; to provide theological education and training for students interested in ministry; and to provide services to persons, churches, and denominational entities.



  1. Students will demonstrate competency in the theological, historical, biblical, and pratcial areas of Christian studies.
  2. Students will articulate clearly their personal faith in relation to historic Christian beliefs and practices.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills in critical thinking, analysis, and expression.
  4. Students will demonstrate an awareness of the historical Christian disciplines that produce a growing Christlike character.
  5. Students will qualify for admission into seminaries or graduate programs.