Program Overview

Providing a solid biblical, historical and theological foundation, the Carson-Newman religion degree prepares you for a range of professional paths. If you are planning further theological education or if you would like to strengthen your education with religion as a second major, this program is designed for you. Christlike professors  will guide you with personal care and attention as you engage questions of spirituality and mission.

The Religion major includes courses in biblical studies, church history, Christian doctrine, and the arts of ministry, making this degree ideal preparation for seminary. Development in critical skills, research, and oral and written communication tools will equip you for leadership in church and society, whatever your vocation.

Emphasis Areas
General Religion
Biblical Studies
Leadership and Ethics
Ministry to Children and Youth
Ministry Studies
Spirituality and the Arts

  • Carson-Newman provided a smooth transition to graduate studies through rigor and broad scope and valuable lessons for practical ministry.
    Harrison Litzell / Children's Ministry Associate / Smoke Rise Baptist Church and graduate student at McAfee School of Theology
Religion Careers

• Pastor
• Missions
• Education
• Youth ministry
• Social entrepreneurship
• Law
• Children's ministry
• Nonprofit management and service
• Counseling
• Social work

Religion Internships and Practicums

C-N students have completed internships and work experiences in places like:

• East Tennessee churches
• Appalachian Outreach and other social agencies
• Regent’s Park College of Oxford University

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