Baylor University

Error message

User warning: The following theme is missing from the file system: basic. For information about how to fix this, see the documentation page. in _drupal_trigger_error_with_delayed_logging() (line 1143 of /srv/www/religionmajors.aarweb.org/htdocs/includes/bootstrap.inc).
Department Name: 
Department of Religion
Approximate Enrollment (entire institution): 
13,000
Number of Religion Majors: 
112
Number of Full-Time Departmental Faculty: 
31
Public Institution?: 
Private
Related to a religious denomination or body?: 
Yes
Which best describes the institution?: 
Grants bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees
Department offers undergraduate coursework in ministerial preparation (either a track, a minor, or a major)?: 
Yes
Department or institution offers masters programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
Yes
Department or institution offers doctoral programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
Yes
Description of Undergraduate Major: 

The Department of Religion is a community of faculty members, staff, and students who work together on issues of religious identity in our world, formation for ministry, and preparation for careers in higher education. We are a diverse community and yet one committed to faith and to the church.

The Department offers courses of study in Biblical, Historical, and Theological Studies at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as courses in Practical Studies and World Religions at the undergraduate level. In these courses and in other activities, students and faculty join together in pursuit of truth. Religion is central to contemporary life and so the study of Religion makes a difference. Our undergraduate program in religion invites students to inquire more deeply into the Christian faith, to gain an enhanced appreciation of the contributions of Christianity to the development of twenty-first century culture, and to prepare for life-long lay or career ministry.