Department of Religion
Religion and Pre-Ministry
Heart, mind and soul
Here's your opportunity to explore the texts and traditions of various religious communities, and to dig deeper into the issues humans have wrestled with for centuries.
Opportunities and experiences await
Field Trips - Each year, students and faculty travel to St. Paul, Minnesota, to attend the AAR-SBL Upper Midwest Regional meeting. For many years, Simpson students have presented papers during the undergraduate session.
Conferences - Opportunities are available to travel with your professor to the annual Midwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. A number of religion majors and minors have presented papers at this conference.
Research and Creativity Symposium - Simpson's annual event that showcases research and creativity from across campus. Click here to learn more.
Getting involved, on and off campus
Internships - Nothing can take the place of taking what you've learned in the classroom and applying it in a hands-on experiential learning environment. Internships are an important part of your growth and your professors, along with our Career Development Office, will help you find the experience you're looking for.
Graduate School - Continuing your education after Simpson gives you a variety of career options. See where some of our graduates have gone after Simpson by clicking here.
Religious Life Community (RLC) - Simpson is fortunate to have a very active and engaged group of students, faculty and staff involved in religious life activities on campus. Explore some of the ways to get involved in RLC.
A springboard to your career
Discover how majoring in religion can open a host of career doors for you.
Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion
The annual Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion was established in 1980 by professors from the religion and philosophy departments. Named for the founding father of Simpson College, the goal of the lectureship was to bring a nationally known scholar in the area of religion to campus to expose Simpson students to the leading thinkers in religion, biblical studies and social ethics.
This is what success looks like
Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms