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Continue Your Religious Studies 

Called to ministry, and want to become an ordained pastor? Pre-theology coursework at DWU will help prepare your path to seminary. Courses in our Christian leadership and religious studies majors guide your decision making in choosing faith-based ministries that appeal to you.

Did you know?

The Association of Theological Schools lists the fields you should study before you begin seminary. This list varies from school to school, so the expertise of your DWU adviser will be critical in your planning process.

Which major do I choose?

Check out our major pages to see which is the best fit for you.

Christian Leadership

Religious Studies

Pre-theology Course Catalog

Your adviser is a great resource, and you should look through our academic catalog and check out major requirements.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to become a pastor! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

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