Where will your degree take you?

Religious Studies is a point of entry for a wide variety of careers, some traditionally associated with the field and others which might surprise you. Religious studies is, of course, a good major for people who intend to pursue careers in ministry, social justice and education, but it is also helpful as a stepping stone for people interested in publishing, social work, public relations, and any field which values critical thinking, the ability to interpret texts and to see the world empathetically. Some current occupations for our religious studies graduates:

  • Catholic school teacher
  • School administrator
  • Director of parish religious education
  • Coordinator of religious education
  • Pastoral music director
  • University professor