Religion programs

Northwestern’s religion department is large for a college our size and serves all students through core general education courses in the Christian story and tradition. Your major courses will help you develop your Christian worldview and further strengthen your foundational knowledge in Scripture, theology and the practice of ministry.

Religion Major

Requirements
REL 472 - Senior Seminar in Religion
Choose at least one course:
REL 317 - Topics in Old Testament Studies
REL 322 - Topics in New Testament Studies
REL 328WI - Biblical Interpretation and Theology
Choose at least one course:
REL 280 - History of Christianity
REL 384 - Topics in the History of Christianity
Choose at least one course:
REL 294 - Introduction to Christian Missions
REL 295 - Intercultural Communication
REL 392 - Topics in Missiology
Choose at least one course:
REL 260 - Christian Ethics
REL 290 - Christian Witness and Community Development
REL 310 - Christian Spirituality
Choose at least one course:
REL 370 - Calvin and Calvinism
REL 375 - Topics in Theology
Choose at least one course:
REL 382 - Religion in America
REL 385 - Topics in Religion
REL 390 - World Religions
Electives: 8-18 credits
Take any combination of additional REL, HEB, or GRE courses; excluding REL150 and REL250. Only ten credits of HEB and GRE can be taken toward the major.
Total credits required: 36