A student may concentrate in either Philosophy or Religion by completing a minimum of 20 semester hours in the chosen area.
The Pre-Seminary Studies Track
Ordination to ministry in most denominations requires a master’s degree from a seminary or divinity school; graduate study in religion can also begin with a seminary or divinity school degree. The Pre-seminary Studies Track is designed both to prepare the student for the rigors of seminary study as well as to guide the student toward discerning her or his strengths for seminary study and ministry.
Preparation for seminary study begins with a firm foundation in the liberal arts, represented at Eureka by the General Education Course Requirements. Beyond the general study in liberal arts, the Pre-seminary Studies Track provides the student with the solid foundation of a Philosophy and Religion major; in addition, the student selects from a broad array of interdisciplinary courses recommended for the purpose of giving the student exposure to the disciplines most relevant to advanced study in a seminary.
Students will work with the faculty in religion and the College Chaplain to develop a cohesive plan of study, to ensure successful application to seminary or divinity school, and to secure spiritual, denominational, and financial support for seminary study.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION - PRE-SEMINARY STUDIES TRACK:
The fulfillment of requirements for a major in Philosophy and Religion, with a concentration in Religion recommended; in addition, 9 hours selected from the following: