Religion | Hastings College


Why major in Religion at Hastings College?

Hastings College Religion graduates are all across the country at places like Harvard Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, Brown University, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Northern Ireland, Heifer International, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and churches and youth service organizations.

Ponder life’s meaning

As a Religion major at Hastings College, you’ll be pushed to think critically, logically and 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
  • 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.

Create your future

See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.

Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.

Go further with a Hastings education

Most Hastings College students complete their degree in four years, and our four-year guarantee is here to back it up. This means you’ll work closely with your advisor to chart a course in your major. Study abroad, do a service project or lead a club—there’s time, support and a plan for everything.

Want to see how you can graduate in four years? Check out our semester-by-semester degree plan.

Graduate with experience

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!

At every stop along your path, you'll appreciate the stepping stones of teaching, counseling, inspiring, supporting and guiding from our engaged faculty. It's an experience that's true to Hastings College, and you won't find it anywhere else.

At African Community Center, Theesen finds success serving others »
Ellis receives Samuel Robinson Award, attend seminary »

Get involved beyond the Religion classroom

  • Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)

In addition to Alpha Chi, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings a great campus for student life.

Find scholarships for Religion majors

Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics are available.

Success in Religion

Perched on a rocky landscape overlooking a seemingly endless horizon of water, Jenna Jaeger, sophomore biology and Spanish double major, sat quietly meditating after a five-day trek through Northern Spain. The quiet moment gave her a chance to... more
Joe Black’s workplace, the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, is like no other. With sites and exhibits spanning 200 acres, the museum takes visitors back in time to the days when pioneers and Native Americans lived and... more
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
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
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