Grow in your love for God and your neighbor by studying the Christian faith. What you learn will help you lead a thoughtful, reflective and active Christian life as you respond to God’s call to service and ministry in the world.

Northwestern’s religion department offers these study options:


Northwestern’s award-winning religion professors are scholars with diverse areas of expertise and extensive church ministry and mission experience. Approachable and involved in students’ lives, they’ll challenge you to love God with your heart and mind, and guide you as you discern your call to ministry.

Ministry experience

If you’re exploring a call to ministry, you can start during college with co-curricular opportunities to lead worship in chapel, disciple your peers, and travel on short-term mission trips in the U.S. and abroad.