Coordinator: A. Pederson
The best pre-theological training is a broad liberal arts Christian Education. With careful advising, students may graduate from Augustana prepared to meet the requirements for entrance to theological seminaries. The ministry demands thoroughly trained and competent men and women. Students are advised to check carefully through the requirements for the seminary they plan to attend with the help of an advisor in the Religion Department.
In general, the seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; e.g., Luther Seminary, Wartburg Seminary, Trinity Seminary, and Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago, will require two years of English (including a basic course in communication), one year of Bible, two years of Greek, one year of Philosophy, one year of history of Western civilization, and two years of a modern foreign language or Hebrew or Latin.