Religion & Philosophy
Why LaGrange College?
We offer two separate concentrations that cater to your personal career interests:
The Religion and Philosophy Major is a traditional liberal arts study of the field. It is especially suited for those with a general interest in religion and philosophy or those who wish to prepare for graduate study of religion or theology.
The Religion & Philosophy Major with a Concentration in Church Leadership is designed to prepare students of any denomination for careers in full-time Christian service: youth ministers, ministers of Christian education or clergy.
We are one of only nine colleges in the nation – and the only one in this region – authorized by the United Methodist Church to offer certification programs in Christian Education and Youth Ministry to our Methodist students. The denomination's Board of Higher Education and Ministry examined the quality of our program and, by awarding certification, declared that Methodist students who graduate from our program have accomplished coursework that is comparable to a full graduate program in Christian Education or Youth Ministry – a career advantage that has helped our graduates rise very quickly to top staff positions.