Religion & Philosophy

Religion and philosophy majors typically choose one of two paths: one to seminary, church-related vocations or graduate school, and the other to bring greater meaning and purpose to another field with ethical and analytical skills, and widened perspectives. Field experiences and internships in congregations, camps, nursing homes, social ministry organizations and nonprofit service agencies offer academic credit.

May Term courses led by religion faculty travel to Tanzania, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, South Africa, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Germany, as well as an urban ministry in metropolitan Denver, Colo.

Wartburg offers concentrations in camping ministry, youth and family ministry, and urban ministry to prepare students for specialized church vocations.

Through an interdisciplinary minor in worship studies, students can implement course-based learning in real-world settings. Undergraduate research experiences in religion and philosophy can lead to conference presentations and publications.