Department of Religion

Dr. Jason Borders teaches class on the green

Major:

  • Religion

Minors:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Ministries
  • Global Studies
  • Religion

Pre-Professional: Preparing students for seminaries, for graduate or professional studies, and for church vocations.

Students may earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry through the United Methodist Church by completing the major and certification requirements. See the department chair for details.

Course requirements and descriptions can be found in the Huntingdon College Catalog.

Why Huntingdon?

Huntingdon Religion majors are recruited by top seminaries and sought after by churches because Huntingdon students and graduates are well-prepared in their fields and in a broad range of subjects. Advising from faculty members who know you well and assistance from the Center for Career and Vocation will prepare you to enter your professional path with confidence.

Huntingdon, a college of the United Methodist Church, supports and follows the hallmarks of faith, wisdom, and service in academics and in student life programs. From the broad and diverse liberal arts core curriculum to studies in your major, you will find a faculty that is experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated to your success. Small classes ensure personal attention and a faculty who knows you well. Huntingdon’s strong community of faith and the resources of the United Methodist Church will support your Huntingdon experience, as well.

Religion students Skype with Shane Claiborne

At Huntingdon, you will find:

  • A college of the United Methodist Church with membership and deep involvement in the Alabama-West Florida Conference.
  • Generous financial assistance for Methodist students.
  • Abundant internships and career placement opportunities in Alabama’s capital city and the surrounding region.
  • A liberal arts core curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills.
  • The opportunity to deepen your studies through participation in the Hobbs Honors Program.
  • Travel-study in your senior year through the Huntingdon Plan, which also includes a laptop computer and books and information resources provided within regular costs.
  • Graduates are prepared for local or specialized church ministry upon graduation.
  • Huntingdon/Duke Divinity School agreement: “Answering the Call: The Huntingdon College-Duke Divinity School Admission Pathway.”
  • Facilities dedicated to Religion and Campus Ministries programming, including Ligon Chapel, Jean Rodgers Chapel, and the Phyllis Gunter Snyder Center for Campus Ministries in Miriam Jackson Home.
  • Hands-on learning through departmental offerings and a rich and involved Campus Ministries program support study in any area:
    • Worship Team
    • Chapel Praise Band
    • Internships and employment in local/regional churches and worship settings—students in high demand to serve as pastoral, youth, worship, and church music leaders
    • Mission service
    • Community service
    • Weekly Chapel and Tuesday Night Worship services
    • Small group ministries
    • Worship leadership positions
    • Theta Alpha Kappa honor society
In December 2015, President J. Cameron West and Dr. Ellen F. Davis, dean of Duke Divinity School, signed the agreement, “Answering the Call, The Huntingdon College-Duke Divinity School Admission Pathway,” offering preferred consideration and an early admission decision to any Huntingdon religion student who has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better and completes a DDS application for admission and interview.

Faculty

Huntingdon faculty are your mentors who know you well, advise you with an eye toward your talents and goals, and have a vision for the possibilities for your professional life. Huntingdon’s Religion faculty includes specialists in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Theology, Church History, Christian Ethics, Youth Ministry, and Christian Education.

Alumni

As you plan for your future, your faculty adviser will offer guidance and help you hone your career path, and, if seminary is your plan, you will be invited to interview with visiting seminary representatives. Huntingdon religion alumni have entered a number of seminaries, including Emory, Duke, Asbury, Garrett Evangelical, Vanderbilt, Yale, Union Theological, Harvard, and New Orleans Baptist. Graduates have also entered master’s and Ph.D. programs in areas such as business, law, theater, English, religious studies, and theology.

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