A Word About the Department
The Department of Religion goes back to the beginning days of the university. It actually was for the education and training of Seventh-day Adventist Church pastors and religion teachers that both the department and institution were founded in 1939. Currently, the department provides undergraduate degrees in religion and theology as well as a masters degree in Islamic Studies
Statement of Mission
Our mission is to involve our majors and general education students in an experiential understanding of Jesus Christ and His word; to encourage the study of God’s word, sharing of ideas, connecting with people, serving humanity, and changing the world; to contribute to the development of family, community, and the church in anticipation of the soon return of Jesus Christ.
Why Study Religion at MEU?
Studying religion at MEU will expose students to a broad-based knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. Teachers are devoted to providing students with the necessary knowledge in scriptural interpretation, giving practical training in preaching and teaching, and equipping students for service in the church and the community.
The department also enjoys a unique setting in the Middle East where many archaeological and historical places are within a short distance of the university. Students can benefit from studying scripture in the land where many of the stories actually occurred.
Graduates will be prepared for careers as religion teachers, church pastors, chaplains, spiritual counselors or to pursue further graduate studies.