Pre-Ministry

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

If you’re interested in the ministry, religious education or graduate school in theology, major in philosophy and religion at Bridgewater College. Your degree in philosophy and religion will prepare you for admission to a theological seminary to pursue a master of arts or a master of divinity degree. In most denominations, one of these degrees is a prerequisite for ordination.

In the last decade, more than 95 percent of majors (and minors) from the philosophy and religion program who applied to graduate schools were accepted.

Our graduates have been accepted by schools such as:

  • Bethany Theological Seminary
  • Eastern Mennonite Seminary
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Union Theological Seminary (Va.)
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Yale Divinity School

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Questions? Contact Us!

Dr. William Abshire, Anna B. Mow Endowed Professor and Department Chair
540-828-5346
wabshire@bridgewater.edu