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Positions our graduates have held:

  • College professor
  • Journalist
  • Executive director, Kentucky Council of Churches
  • President, Council of Christian Unity
  • Minister of local congregation
  • Regional minister, Christian Church in Kentucky
  • President and general minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada

Where our graduates study:

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University
  • Candler School of Theology, Emory University
  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Lexington Theological Seminary
  • Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky
  • University of Chicago Divinity School
  • University of Cincinnati Law School
  • University of Louisville Medical School
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Yale Divinity School

Program Overview

The religion program at Transylvania seeks to help students better understand themselves within an increasingly complex and diverse world, better understand the role and contribution of religions within cultures, and better understand and exemplify the skills and sensibilities of a liberally educated person. 

Beginning in the introductory course, students examine issues related to religious thought and practice within their religious tradition and within a global context. Courses cover the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, the Judaeo-Christian tradition, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and special topics. 

Faculty members combine a theoretical and analytical approach with sensitivity to a life of faith and discernment. A major or minor in religion will help you become theologically grounded, historically informed, and capable of reading and interpreting the texts of various religious traditions.

Opportunities in the major

  • Internships within a local church or social service agency
  • Study abroad during May term
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