Religion is offered through the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry.
The religion major roots the student’s college education in scripture and the ability to interpret and apply it well. In order to accomplish this, the religion major offers courses in Bible, Biblical Languages, theology, ethics, Christian history and world religions. Through these courses, the OBU faculty seeks to inspire, empower and equip students to transform the world for Christ and the Kingdom.
|Program Options||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Departmental Emphasis|
|Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Biblical Languages|
|Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Bible|
|Minor in Religion|
|Minor in Bible|
What makes an OBU Religion degree special?
The strength of our department is found in our commitment to read and interpret the Bible well and to inspire and equip students to do the same. The religion degree offers students the opportunity to learn Hebrew and Greek, learn the historical and cultural context out of which the Bible arose and learn principles and strategies for understanding not only what the Bible meant, but also what it means for our contemporary world. Inspiring and equipping students to read the text in context sets our degree apart. Our conviction that devotion to Christ demands excellence provides the basis for our commitment to academic excellence. The opportunity to develop mentoring relationships with faculty in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies also makes our degree special. Students are encouraged to drop by the office, meet regularly with their academic advisor and ultimately do life together. Finally, our commitment to develop real world skills in our students sets us apart.
What are OBU grads doing with their Religion degrees?
The majority of our grads end up serving in ministry positions in local churches throughout Oklahoma, the Unite States and the world. Many of our grads are currently on the mission field doing cross-cultural ministry, while some are working in Bible translation. OBU alums from our department also pursue academic careers. We currently have alums that hold tenured teaching positions at schools such as Princeton, Harvard, Wheaton and Yale. Our grads also go on to serve as counselors, teachers and administrators at Christian schools, and various positions in non-profit organizations, and even lawyers.
Learn more about our Theology and Ministry faculty.