Pre-professional programs require appropriate major and completion of other recommended courses. Pre-professional students are advised to take a broad, general education program to gain background in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Most professional schools do not require a specific undergraduate major.

Pre-ministerial students may major in any academic field, but should enroll in a wide variety of courses in the humanities and religion, history, and cultural studies. Enrollment in a modern language is recommended during the first year in college. In addition, an introductory course in Greek can prove helpful for the more advanced courses that most seminaries require for students seeking ordination.

Students seeking a career as a Christian educator upon graduation from college may elect to complete the major in Religious Education.

Students interested in these vocations should consult with the Religion and Philosophy Program Coordinator and/or the Benfield-Vick Chaplain. Courses at Davis & Elkins College are open to students of any religion affiliation. Students who have completed these programs may apply for admission to the seminary of their choice.