Religion Major

In Bethany’s religion major, you will examine religion in the context of history, sociology, and philosophy. Our major assumes the perspective of confessional Lutheranism rooted in the Reformation heritage of Christ Alone. In this way our major is distinct from other religious studies programs.

Through your studies you will gain a deep understanding of Lutheran doctrine and tradition, the broader Christian tradition, and the fair comparison of that tradition with other major world religions. Additionally, the religion major provides a solid foundation for future studies in a variety of fields such as history, law, the social sciences, literature, and public administration. Read our major requirements.

Potential Careers
• Church development
• Missionary outreach
• Community
• Religious life
• Counseling/crisis  
• Social services
• Family life center
• Youth organizations

Featured Alumnus

“Bethany was such a great experience for me! I was in a very unique situation, as I was commuting my last two semesters. All of the staff and each of my professors were so generous and caring, it was like being a part of a big family. I still get emails from professors asking how I’m doing and how my ministry is progressing. I have attended schools other than Bethany, but never have I met people who care as much as the faculty and staff of Bethany Lutheran College. I mean that. They have been such a tremendous blessing to me.”
- Kory Henkel ('11), read full profile