Religion

Students participate in a Religion seminar

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 perspectives is indispensable. Religion majors have successfully gone on to professional jobs in:

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

Contact the Religion Program

Dr. Kevin Hoffman

Kevin Hoffman, Ph.D.

Chair, Philosophy & Religion; Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion
(910) 480-8530
Trustees 200D
Dr. Kevin Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman, Ph.D.

Chair, Philosophy & Religion; Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion

B.A., Valparaiso University; Ph.D., Fordham University

Bio:

Dr. Hoffman's area of specialization is philosophical anthropology, which includes questions about human nature and moral psychology, along with our attendant social, political, and religious aspirations.  His research interests focus on the writings of Soren Kierkegaard and he is the author of The Divine Madness of Romantic Ideals, A Reader's Companion for Kierkegaard's Stages on Life's Way (Mercer University Press, 2014).

(910) 480-8530
Trustees 200D