our current students:
We're absolutely delighted
that you are a part of or considering to be
a part of our family within the wider family
that makes up Grove City College. We
work hard in the Religion Department but we
also have a very enjoyable time as well!
If you come by our main suite in HAL (HAL
321), you indeed might find deep discussion
-- at other times however you'll find a good
deal of laughter.
majors and minors in Religion/Christian
Thought (as well as any GCC student) are
encouraged to get to know all the professors
in the Department. We all have very
regular office hours and are often around
our offices at other times as well. We
want you to feel free to come and talk about
issues or simply stop for a pleasant chat.
Each student who has declared Christian
Thought as his or her Primary or First Major
will of course have a Department member as
an advisor. This advisor will help you
decide courses and timing for courses in
both the major itself as well your General
Education program during your four years at
the College. Naturally, you should
also feel free to go to another professor to
talk about a course he or she teaches in the
Department about which you are interested.
Below, you will find a link for the Status
Sheets for the Christian Thought major
below. In terms of fulfilling the
particular requirements, talk to your
advisor OR if you are not
a major now but
considering it, please talk to Dr. Schaefer,
the Chair of the Department about all the
Department has to offer.
minor is any six courses, or 18 credit
hours, that have the designations RELI
(Religion), GREK (Greek), and HEBR (Hebrew).
We encourage minors to think through
program that best suits their particular
needs or desires (language focus, Biblical
studies focus, or theology focus) and to
come and talk with one of us about a good
We have two other
programs to note, both of which are
described in the Grove City College
Bulletin. The first is the
Christian Ministries Auxiliary (more about
that if you link to "Why Study Religion?")
and the second is an interdisciplinary minor in Classics. For more information
about the Auxiliary contact Dr. Randy
Stringer and for more on the Classics minor
contact Dr. Paul Schaefer.