Religious Studies

The Religious Studies minor combines studies of history, culture, values, sacred texts, theology, philosophical thought, and cross-cultural study. Students study the role religion has played and continues to play in the total development and life experience of humanity.

A range of religion courses are available, including, but not limited to: Human Origin-Scientific and Christian Perspectives; Faith and Reason; Biblical Studies; World Religions (Non-Christian); Sociology of Religion; and Global Buddhism.

The Religious Studies minor is associated with the Department of Religious Studies. A religion minor requires six courses. In some rare cases, students may petition the department for exceptions to course requirements. Such petitions must be submitted to the department for approval in advance. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


David C. Novitsky, J.D.
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies

Daniel A. Stinson, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies

Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies