Thousands of pastors and theological scholars received their Pre-Seminary education at Capital, one of the predecessor seminaries to Trinity Lutheran Seminary, now located across College Avenue from Capital’s Bexley campus. While most of these serve the Lutheran Church, other denominations have been represented as well. Seminaries generally urge applicants to receive a well-rounded education. Candidates are expected to have a familiarity with the Scriptures and at least a basic knowledge of their denomination’s basic teachings. While choosing a Pre-Professional program and completing the plan does not guarantee admission into a professional program, the designed curriculum does help Capital students gain the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers.
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Navigating through the first four years of higher education can be overwhelming and thinking about post-degree plans can be mind-boggling. At Capital, the faculty are student’s mentors and biggest advocates. With a 12:1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to have a personal connection with experts in their chosen field. Programs such as academic advising, career development, and peer-to-peer compass leaders ensure student success. While choosing a Pre-Professional program and completing the plan does not guarantee admission into a professional program, faculty are here to help align student’s vocation with their career.
For most of the university’s history, a seminary has been a part of Capital. Thousands of pastors and scholars have received their education at Capital. Pre-Seminary studies is centered in the religion department, but students come from all majors. People of all faiths, cultures, traditions, and experiences are welcome.
While choosing a Pre-Professional program and completing the plan does not guarantee admission into a professional program, the designed curriculum does help Capital students gain the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers. Pre-professional means that students would like to prepare for a specific career. It's a set of courses that each student should take if they plan on taking the exam and entering law or medical school after graduation. It is important to note that a pre-professional plan is not a major, it’s a path.
“The academic study of religion is different than going to church. When speaking about faith, we preface that faith is the 'lens' we are looking through. This is really important because we have so many students of various faiths or religious traditions on campus. A college setting is good preparation for how to speak respectfully and to ask questions in a way that offers validity.”
-Moriah Reichert, Religion, Class of 2019