Recent graduates of the Department of Religion and Philosophy have received full-tuition scholarships to Duke University Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. Other graduates have been admitted to Perkins School of Theology at SMU, Asbury Theological Seminary, Brite Divinity School at TCU, the Candler School of Theology at Emory, both the Truett Theological Seminary and the Law School of Baylor University, and Marquette University.
Religion majors have presented academic papers in the student sections of the annual meetings of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies and the Great Plains Regional Honors Conference. A McMurry honors thesis in religion won first place in the thesis competition at the GPRHC in 2000. Religion majors have ample opportunity to conduct research, work closely with the faculty, and benefit from the advice of Bishop in Residence Dan Solomon and Chaplain Tim Kennedy as they prepare for seminary. Several students also hold part-time positions in local churches.