Why major in Religion at Hastings College?

As a religion major at Hastings College, you’ll be pushed to think critically and logically, to think deeply about the spiritual dimensions of your life’s work and to communicate ideas clearly. You’ll reflect on the nature of being human! You’ll also engage in service learning projects and participate in special lectures, seminars and retreats – all of which help foster your growth.

Hastings is a great place to explore the methods and perspectives of philosophy, comparative literature, history and the social sciences, all of which are critical to a religion major. The coursework in religion boosts your ability to study all subjects in the humanities and social sciences, including language, literature, cultural studies and law.

In addition to the religion major, Hastings offers a religion minor, Christian ministry minor and a religion major with an emphasis in Christian ministry. No matter your choice, opportunities for internships and other real-world experience abound!

You’ll find Hastings College graduates at Harvard Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, Brown University, Guatemala, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Northern Ireland, Heifer International, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and churches and youth service organizations across the country. Apply today!

Success in Religion

As the managing director of the Ethiopian Community Development Council’s African Community Center (ACC) in Denver, Colorado, Melissa Theesen works every day to make sure refugees are welcomed in their new country. more
Traveling to various places in Europe inspired Hastings College graduate Paige Erickson to start a blog, writing stories about all the good that happened to her along the way. With hundreds of short stories on her blog, Erickson decided to combine... more
When Dr. David B. McCarthy, professor of religion, recommended to his student, Logan Ellis, that he apply for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Samuel Robinson Award —one requirement of which is to memorize and recite the Westminster Shorter... more
The Rev. Katie Anderson ’04 spends her days among many who are sick and dying, among those receiving chemotherapy and radiation, among those fighting for their lives. more
Spiritual development is important to the Rev. Dr. Adam White ’00. He has been the Campus Pastor for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2010. more