Religion & Philosophy

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About the Program

The Religion and Philosophy program at Culver-Stockton College has a long history of preparing students for seminary and graduate school. More recently, we have opened up a track for students who are interested in pursuing a career immediately after earning a bachelor’s degree. Given the College’s affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the religion program is designed to help create
leaders in the church and in society who possess an examined faith, demonstrate empathy for others and seek a lifetime of personal growth.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

We promote a historical, critical approach to biblical interpretation and we value diversity and believe that we may have something to learn from people of other religions. Because of our commitments to historical-critical scholarship and to inclusivity, our graduates tend to get into excellent theological and graduate schools with significant scholarships. We are the only college affiliated with a mainline Protestant tradition for over 100 miles in any direction. Our affiliation with the DOC means that we seek to welcome groups that have been historically marginalized in the United States.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Run Clubs: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in Religion
Professional Experiences: Students are expected to complete an internship.

After C-SC

About half of our majors go into some form of ministry. Our graduates are highly sought out by mainline Protestant seminaries and divinity schools. The other half of our graduates are inerested in various forms of education, non-profit leadership or social work. For students that are not planning to go to some form of graduate school, we encourage them to take courses related to marketable skills like graphic design and management.

“The program has equipped me with the empathy and skills to connect with people from all walks of life
from all over the world. I hope to become a leader no matter what path I choose.”
–Dylan DeClue ’17


Can you minor in this program?

Emphasis within the major:
biblical studies, religion in America and world religions

Popular second major:
English, History, Psychology, Political Science, Legal Studies, Music and Theatre


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For more information, contact:
Dr. Andrew Walsh
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Phone: 573-288-6376

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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