Religion and Practical Theology – BA

Become a servant leader and lifelong learner

Pfeiffer University’s B.A. in Religion and Practical Theology prepares students to empower, educate, and encourage others in spiritual growth. 
If you’re interested in church ministry, missions, seminary, or graduate study in religion, this is the program for you. You’ll study and practice faith simultaneously as you learn theology and participate in groups like Christians Engaged in Faith Formation club and the TAK Honors Society. Personal attention and practical experience through community service, missions work, and serving through local agencies are hallmarks of the program.

Explore Our Religion and Practical Theory Program
Curriculum Overview

The bachelor of arts in religion and practical theology program combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with 36 semester hours of Bible, theology, history, cultural studies and ministry education. All religion and practical theology students gain hands-on experience through an internship.

As a Religion and Human Services major, I felt called to use my degrees in conjunction to serve others and bring light to current social justice issues.
Maggie Walker, ’18 UNCC MSW Candidate ’21

Hands-On Experience

Religion and practical theology students complete their internship requirement at area: 

  • Churches 
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Companies like Richard Childress Racing, where a student served as a chaplain intern

Career Opportunities

After completing the bachelor of arts in religion and practical theology degree, Pfieffer graduates pursue further education and careers in areas such as:

  • Youth ministry
  • Social work 
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Pastoring

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