Students taking a group photo with the United Ministries sign

Program Partnerships

The Religion Department does not sponsor any religious organization for students but regularly partners with these groups, the Chaplain’s office, and the Cothran Center to do programming and to provide our students with internships and other formative opportunities. We also participate in a number of academic minors and encourage our students to explore these opportunities.

Religious Programming

Office of Spiritual Life

Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton, University Chaplain, is a member of the Religion Department and regularly teaches courses in the area of his Ph.D. studies, New Testament. The Chaplains and Religion faculty co-sponsor lectureships and programs like the World Religions Series. Visit the Office of Spiritual Life.

Religious Organizations

Furman has a number of religious organizations representing a wide variety of faith groups. Several department members serve as faculty advisors for one of these groups, and everyone in the department enjoys participating in their programming. See our religious organizations.

Exploration of Vocation of Ministry

A number of students involved in the EVM program are also Religion majors. Our majors who are interested in ministry of any kind are encouraged to explore this program’s opportunities and scholarship possibilities. Explore our opportunities.

Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

A number of current Religion Majors began their Furman journey in the Cothran Center’s Summer Reflections Programs in which Religion Faculty regularly teach. And former Religion majors return to serve as leaders in that program as well. Other events sponsored by the Cothran Center are also important to both students and faculty in our department. Visit the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection.

Interdisciplinary Studies in which the Religion Department participates