Christian & Liberal Studies

You can lead by following Christ.

The Christian and Liberal Studies division aims to provide a rigorous, classical liberal arts education within the context of the Christian faith. This division exists to educate students in areas of Bible, theology, Christian history, ministry, writing, literature, foreign languages, philosophy and ethics with the additional goal of engaging students in Christian spiritual formation. Some of our current graduates are working at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Legacy Ministries, Inc., St. Francis Community Services, Wichita Children’s Home, and the Wichita Police Department.

Christian Spiritual Formation

Christian Spiritual Formation

At one of the best Christian colleges in Kansas, you can change your mind, change your heart and change the world.

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts

Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts

A broad spectrum of criminal justice education is provided with specific concentration in management and social concerns intrinsic to the areas of law enforcement and correctional systems.

English, Bachelor of Arts

English, Bachelor of Arts

Pursuing a degree in English involves coursework in writing and literature to gain wisdom in effective decision-making.

History and Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

History and Political Science, Bachelor of Arts

A broad understanding of people can be acquired by studying major events in history, which impacts the way we live today.

Psychology, Bachelor of Science

Psychology, Bachelor of Science

A degree in psychology will prepare you to better understand how the mind works and how it influences our thinking, behavior and relationships.

Religion & Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Religion & Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Not one to be satisfied with surface answers, you can earn a degree in religion and philosophy and learn to think beyond what seems resolute at one of the best Christian colleges in Kansas.

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

A degree in Spanish opens many doors for graduates in both the private and public sectors.

Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

Sociology, Bachelor of Arts

Friends University sociology students seek to understanding how and why people engage in specific behaviors in order to understand and educate about the root causes of social problems.

Minors

Featured Faculty

Bill Allan

Bill Allan

  • Associate Professor of Family Life
  • B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., California State Polytechnic
Russell Fox

Dr. Russell Arben Fox

  • Professor of Political Science; Director of Honors Program; Model UN Sponsor
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., M.A., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Catholic University of America
Jeremy Gallegos

Dr. Jeremy Gallegos

  • Professor of Philosophy and Ethics (T) – General Education Assessment Coordinator; Division Chair Christian & Liberal Studies
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.A., Wichita State University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University
Stan Harstine

Dr. Stan Harstine

  • Professor of Religion
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.S., Kansas State University; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University
Chris Kettler

Dr. Chris Kettler

  • Professor of Theology & Religion
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.A., Friends University; M.A., M. Div., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
Vicki Ronn

Dr. Vicki Ronn

  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.A., St. Mary of the Plains; M.A., Fort Hays State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Jerry Smartt

Dr. Jerry Smartt

  • Professor of Spanish; Director of Foreign Languages
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.A., University of Texas; M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., Wichita State University
Jim Smith

Dr. Jim Smith

  • Associate Professor of Religion; Dallas Willard Chair for Christian Spiritual Formation
  • Christian and Liberal Studies
  • B.A., Friends University; M.Div., Yale University Divinity School; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
Tor Wynn

Dr. Tor Wynn

  • Associate Professor Sociology & Criminology
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • B.A., Oakland University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa