Preprofessional Programs


A graduate-level seminary or divinity school prefers a broad liberal arts program in a student’s undergraduate background.  In addition, if a student is interested in attending a seminary it is vital that they be able to think critically, write and speak clearly and effectively in order to be successful. 

The Niebuhr Center, Department of Theology and Religion, and the Chaplain’s Office work very closely with individuals who have responded to a call to serve in ministry. The Niebuhr Center is charged with the expectation to prepare students for a pre-professional track in ministry, while the Department of Theology and Religion maintains an academic major and minor in Ministry to support this vocational calling.

The Chaplain's Office shares in the responsibility to foster and nurture the gifts of students spiritually, which will be used significantly in seminary. We encourage students to come early in their college career to seek out any member from the areas mentioned above for support and guidance throughout this process. 

For more information on this preprofessional program or to participate in the Ministry Team on campus, please contact the Niebuhr Center, located on the garden level of Niebuhr Hall, (630) 617-3492.


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