About the Religion Program

Religion courses at MU develop a deeper understanding of the “big questions” that occur at the limits of human experience. Coursework in religion is valuable in three respects:

  1. It broadens your intellectual horizons and can be spiritually fulfilling.
  2. This program trains you in research, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning, which are all skills desired by employers today, no matter the industry.
  3. If your goal is a career in ministry or graduate study of religion, this major gives you the required foundation in theory, method, and tradition required for further study.

What Can You Do with a Religion Degree?

Basic knowledge about other cultures and religious prospectives is indispensable. Religion majors have successfully gone on to professional jobs in:

  • Business
  • Counseling & Social Work
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Ministry

Program Faculty & Staff

Dr. Kevin Hoffman, Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion

Dr. Kevin Hoffman

Chair, Philosophy & Religion
(910) 480-8530
J. R. Hustwit, Dean, School of Arts & Humanities

Dr. J. R. Hustwit

Dean, School of Arts & Humanities
(910) 630-7514
Michael Potts, Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Michael Potts

Professor of Philosophy
(910) 630-7072
Skip Walker, Adjunct Professor of Religion

Skip Walker

Adjunct Instructor of Religion
Richard Walsh, Professor of Religion

Dr. Richard Walsh

Co-Director, Honors Program
(910) 630-7077

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