Interested students are advised to contact the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Though not always a requirement, a religion major provides the student with certain advantages at the seminary level. The American Association of Theological Schools recommends that pre-seminary training include a total of 90 s.h. in religion, English, history, philosophy, psychology and other social sciences, and a foreign language (Arabic, French, German, Greek, or Latin), with an area of concentration chosen from religion and philosophy, language and literature, or social science. Suggested minimum semester hours are as follows:

  • English Composition and Literature: 12 s.h.
  • Philosophy (history, content and method): 3 s.h.
  • Speech Communication: 3 s.h.
  • Psychology: 3 s.h.
  • History (ancient, modern European, American): 6 s.h.
  • Other Social Sciences: 9 s.h.
  • Religion: 6-12 s.h.

Program Faculty & Staff

J. R. Hustwit, Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

Dr. J. R. Hustwit

Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
(910) 630-7514
Michael Potts, Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Michael Potts

Professor of Philosophy
(910) 630-7072
Richard Walsh, Professor of Religion

Dr. Richard Walsh

Co-Director, Honors Program
(910) 630-7077

"The Story of the Exodus" Exhibition

“The Story of The Exodus,” a series of 24 lithographs by Marc Chagall, will be on display at the David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist...

Bullard-Templeton Lecture in Science & Religion

"So We Changed the Climate: What’s Happening and How Religious People Can Help" by Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton holds the Ingraham Chair at...

Easter Sunrise Service

Open to the Public; breakfast provided.