Discovering Your Passion in Christian Studies at Iowa Wesleyan University is more than attending a comprehensive four year university; it is a commitment to something greater– You!

Majoring in Christian Studies provides students with a broad understanding of the phenomenon of religion with a particular emphasis on Christianity. Courses include studies in the origin, development and shape of modern Christianity, theories of religion and studies in world religion and philosophy.

Christian Studies majors will:

  • Understand and interpret diverse religious traditions in historical and cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Biblical text and the ability to utilize appropriate scholarly tools and methods to interpret it.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the historical and theological foundations of Christianity.
  • Articulate and critique their own ethical values and utilize moral reasoning skills to analyze issues of societal concern.


Iowa Wesleyan gave me the opportunity to learn in a way that suits me, with small class sizes and well structure course guides. I was set up for success. The professors genuinely cared about my success and happiness. I couldn’t imagine getting a higher caliber education, with the class sizes I needed anywhere else. Mikayla, Class of 2015