What is Science for Seminaries?

Science for Seminaries is a project of the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program, in consultation with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). The project helps a diverse group of seminaries integrate science into their core curricula.

Now Accepting Applications!

We are excited to announce that we are accepting Letters of Interest for Seminaries that wish to be included in the 2021 Cohort!  Applications close on October 2, 2020. Click here to apply!

Looking for Teaching Resources?

1. Science: The Wide Angle Video Series

The Science for Seminaries project is dedicated to supplied pedagogical resources to help seminaries and theological schools bring world-class science into the classroom.  First, AAAS, in collaboration with Fourth Line Films, has produced an exciting series of films to spark classroom discussion of forefront science topics, called “Science: The Wide Angle.”  Click here to find out more and view the full set of films!






2. Curriculum Resources

Second, curricular resources from the Science for Seminaries project have been developed by partner institutions who have previously participated in the Science for Seminaries project.  Project resources are searchable by topic, resource type, seminary, and core curriculum area.  Search the syllabi here!

Featured News

  • AAAS Program Brings Scientific Instruction to Future Church Clergy

    Eight Christian seminaries across North America will soon begin engaging their students — aspiring priests and ministers — on scientific topics as the latest participants in Science for Seminaries, a project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Organized by the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program in partnership with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), Science for Seminaries provides schools with the guidance, funding and instructional resources necessary to integrate science and technology lessons into their curricula. The goal is for future faith leaders to emerge ready to address such issues with their congregations.



  • Seminary Faculty Engage on Scientific Topics at AAAS Retreat

    This summer, faculty leaders from seventeen North American seminaries, along with scientific and theological experts, gathered near Salt Lake City, Utah, for the Science in the Curriculum Faculty Enrichment Retreat. The retreat, organized by the AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER) program, provided an opportunity for seminary professors to engage across denominations, discuss and reflect on a variety of science topics, develop pedagogical skills and strategies for science integration into their curricula, acquire science resources, and build networks and relationships with the theological and scientific communities. The retreat was hosted as part of the Science for Seminaries project, which is organized by AAAS DoSER in collaboration with the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Science for Seminaries equips seminaries and their faculty with the skills and relationships needed to provide improved science exposure to their students. These future religious readers are then better prepared to welcome good, relevant science into the conversations and ministries of their future congregations.



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In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.