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Students include Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, agnostics, atheists, and the simply curious. Many students have grown up in a religious tradition and, in college, are starting to have serious questions about what that tradition means and about how it has shaped them. Courses are academic and are conducted in a non-partisan manner.
Students in Religious Studies pursue a variety of vocations. Some go on to seminary, law school, or graduate school. Some become ministers, missionaries, Christian educators, teachers, professors, and administrators. Some go into journalism, social services, counseling, or public service.
No. Religious studies courses at VWC not only prepare students for graduate work but also offer distinctive perspectives on the relationship between religious studies and other disciplines/systems of thought.
No. "Religious Studies" refers to the study of religion in the classroom; it does not refer to the practice of religion. The practice of religion is guided by the entirely separate Office of College Chaplain. Religious Studies is an academic discipline. Religious life is the "practice" of religion on campus.
For more information, please contact either the Admissions Office at 757.455.3208 or Dr. Craig Wansink, Coordinator of Religious Studies 757.455.3406.