The Religion Department graduated its first student in 1912. Today, the department continues to be the place where God, knowledge, and ministry intersect to develop Christian leaders to help fulfill Jesus’ mission of hope and wholeness in all the world. —Dedrick Blue, D.Min.
Purpose and Goals of the Department of Religion and TheologyWe deliver Christ-centered, contextually relevant theological education, that is biblically and theologically grounded in the Seventh-day Adventist church tradition. The department prepares students for pastoral internship and graduate school.
Majors & Minors Offered
What can you do with this degree?Students who complete the requirements for Ministerial Theology are prepared for entry-level pastoral and evangelistic ministry through a pre-seminary curriculum. The major in Pastoral Care and Pre-Chaplaincy introduces the student to vocational options including hospital, military, and prison chaplaincies. The program in Biblical Studies and Languages serves the person who desires special training in Bible research and inquiry not necessarily claiming a “call” or commitment to traditional pastoral ministry. This degree may lead to teaching Bible on college level, or provide a religious foundation for law, dentistry, education, etc.. Certificate in Church Leadership is a one-year program, which prepares the participant for effective lay leadership or self-supporting ministry. Religious Education is designed to qualify a person to teach secondary-school Bible and to pursue graduate studies in school administration and religious education.
Affirmation From Students/AlumniM.Div. Students: Graduates from the School of Religion continue their education at the Seventhday Adventist Theological Seminary, or in the Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies at Oakwood University
Religion & TheologyMoseley Complex7000 Adventist BlvdHuntsville, AL 35896
Phone: (256) 726-7357Fax: (256) 726-7366
Graduate Program ContactPhone: (256) 726-8391
Dean: Dedrick Blue, D.Min.Phone: (256) 726-7365Email: firstname.lastname@example.org