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This major will develop your mind and heart in a way that will prepare you for a multitude of career options. You will finish this program as a grounded, well-read person with the ability to communicate effectively and think critically.

Program Highlights




What Will I Learn?

This major will offer you in-depth studies in philosophy and theology. A core of Bible courses along with the history of philosophy, church history, and upper-division theology will give you a well-rounded education to pursue your career and ministry goals.

Where Can It Take Me?


  • Browncroft Community Church, Rochester, NY
  • Edgewood Free Methodist Church, Brighton, NY
  • First Bible Baptist Church, Greece, NY
  • Heart and Soul Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
  • New Hope Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
  • Park Ridge Free Methodist Church, Greece, NY
  • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
  • Roberts Wesleyan University, Chaplain Ministries, Rochester, NY
  • Shema Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation, Rochester, NY
  • Youth for Christ, Rochester, NY
  • Church Radiant, Rochester, NY
  • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
  • Parkside Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY
  • Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach, Rochester, NY
  • Free Methodist Bible Quizzing, Rwanda, Africa


  • Recruiter for the United States Army
  • Youth Pastor
  • Church Administrator
  • Worship Pastor
  • Ministry Staff Member
  • Resident Counselor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Product Manager
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Publishing Specialist
  • Director of a Non-Profit
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Grad Schools

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Gordon Conwell Seminary
  • Northeastern Seminary
  • Ohio State University
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • SUNY Albany
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Andrew's (Scotland)

Who Will I Meet?

Allyson Turner

My experience here at Roberts has been one word: transformative. The professors that I have worked with have been knowledgeable and grace-filled. They have prepared me for the ministry God has called me to by equipping me with the skills to be a better pastor, theologian, and Bible scholar. Coming to Roberts has changed my life and has given me unbelievable opportunities to build my career!

J. Richard Middleton

J. Richard Middleton is Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary, on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He also serves as adjunct Professor of Theology at Roberts Wesleyan College and adjunct Professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica. Richard is married to Marcia, his teenage sweetheart, and they have two grown sons, Andrew and Kevin. Due to their mixed cultural and national heritage, they consider themselves “Jamericadians.” Read more about Professor Middleton.

Alumni Success

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Calvin Smith '11


Belfast Free Methodist Church

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Seana Vitoff '15

Graduate Student

Nyack College

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Paul Zittel

Youth Pastor

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 Natalie Stedner

Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator

Woodbourne Correction Facility

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 Anna Valeria Iseman

Executive Director/CEO

 Open Door Mission

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Evan Stark '05

Vice President of Sales for the Dorschel Automotive Group

Rochester, NY

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B.A. Program Credits: 124

Major Requirements: 40 Hours
Additional Minor Option: 18 - 21 Hours

Contact Us

Hastings Center for Academics
(585) 594-6327

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