- Dekota Toot ’15
- Hometown: Alliance, Ohio
- Major: Philosophy and Psychology
I chose to major in philosophy because it tackles the big questions in life. In philosophy, you are never expected to accept anything as true just because somebody says so. It is up to the individual to judge what is true by reason rather than deferring to an authority figure for the answer.
Pre-Ministry Learning Objectives
The pre-ministry program at the University of Mount Union allows students to explore the nature and place of religion in human experience. Students will examine the struggle for human value and meaning as they prepare for a number of challenging professions that demand a variety of skills:
- Missionary Work
- Community and global service
- Social work
- Other church-related fields
As a student in the pre-ministry program, you will benefit from the knowledge of an advisor who understands denominational requirements and seminary options. This personal attention, combined with our challenging academic program, will prepare you for a rewarding career.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in learning activities outside of the classroom. As one of the requirements for the Pre-Ministry concentration is an internship, students can expect a fulfilling experience, while being under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Other meaningful options outside of the classroom include:
- Summer study abroad programs
- Lecturers and discussions with visiting scholars
- Field trips to public lectures and gatherings with majors from other colleges
- Learning Objectives for Pre-Ministry concentration:
- Students will be equipped with critical skills required for graduate study in ministry, such as knowledge of the bible, the philosophical background to religious beliefs, and the history of the Christian church.
- Through their internship, students will gain hands-on experience in a field of their choice while under supervision of a mentor in ministry.
- Students will demonstrate specialized knowledge of the ministerial profession through the completion and presentation of a senior thesis under a faculty mentor.