Ferrum College

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Department Name: 
Religion
Approximate Enrollment (entire institution): 
1,500
Number of Religion Majors: 
8
Number of Full-Time Departmental Faculty: 
1
Public Institution?: 
Private
Related to a religious denomination or body?: 
Yes
Which best describes the institution?: 
Grants bachelor degrees only
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?: 
No
Department or institution offers doctoral programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
No
Description of Undergraduate Major: 

The Religion major is predicated on the belief that life and society are made better and that individual happiness and national character are enhanced by the time-proven values that characterize the great religious teachings of the world. A student majoring in Religion learns to read texts (both ancient and modern) carefully; studies the oral tradition, stories, rituals, and structures of religious communities; explores the beliefs and values of different religious traditions; and develops a critical sensitivity to the diverse cultural expressions of both Christian and non-Christian religions.
 
Many graduates work in churches or continue their education in seminary. The Religion major with an emphasis in Christian Ministry allows students to tailor their education for their ministerial calling. A Religion major or minor also serves as an excellent preparation for other graduate programs or careers because of the emphasis in reading, writing, analyzing, and speaking.