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Career Paths

What can you do with a degree in Religious Studies?

John Kerry

Photo Credit–America: The Jesuit Review

"If I went back to college today, I think I would probably major in comparative religion, because that’s how integrated it is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today." 

–John Kerry, 1st Unites States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and former U.S. Secretary of State

A degree in Religious Studies is an excellent start to a wide range of professional careers. Here are simply some of the paths our graduates typically take:

  • Law School
  • Graduate studies in Religion
  • Journalism and media production
  • K–12 Education
  • Social Work
  • Medical School
  • Community Activism
  • NGOs and other non-profit organizations
  • Business School
  • Ministry

The skills you cultivate as a student of religion will serve you well in virtually any field. Talk to one of our faculty for more information about how a degree in Religious Studies can help you achieve your near- and long-term career goals.

The academic study of religion is more vital than ever. For a recent statement by John Kerry on the critical role religion plays in today's world, see https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/religion-and-diplomacy