If you want to study comparative religious perspectives or pursue a career in ministry or teaching, Central’s religion program provides the skills you need. Students of the program have served communities as teachers in both schools and universities, as ministers, priests and missionaries, as lawyers and as employees and managers in various community-related services.
Central also offers a pre-ministry program with an emphasis on Christian studies and ministry. Central students are engaged with research opportunities, both national and international, and with internships in preparation for work and graduate studies.
Central College is one of the most beautiful college campuses you'll find. A perfect mix of old and new, our buildings reflect our history and our future. Central's distinctive library is a spacious and popular haven with more than 230,000 volumes, computer stations, a multimedia collection, and extensive online catalog.
Students are encouraged to study abroad to enhance their development as global citizens.
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Campus Ministries offers mission trips over fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks to destinations like Kansas City, New Orleans, Mexico, Haiti, China, and Ethiopia.
Students also have opportunities to serve in leadership roles with Campus Ministries.
Religion students also gain experience through internships that prepare them for future employment or entrance into graduate school.
The study of religion at Central College includes courses in biblical studies, the history of Christian thought, world religions (such as Judaism, Islam and South and East Asian religions), and ethics and theology, as well as courses in Christian ministry and doctrine.