What can I do with this major?
A Religious Studies degree uses a multidisciplinary approach including philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, archaeology and theology. It provides the same advantages as any liberal arts degree. The RS major builds skills in critical thinking and writing, critical historical analysis, socio-cultural analysis and comparative analysis of the "other". These skills equip students for many other areas in the academic, business, social services, law, medicine and professional spheres.
The major provides a broad-bases foundation of cultural, historical , and artistic background that will help you sharpen you analytical skills and writing.
The interdisciplinary background in the liberal arts will also prepare students for careers in business, government, education, communications, human services, and law.
Our majors have gone on to pursue degrees in law, education, business, Peace Corps, English, journalism, sociology, psychology, teaching, theater, counseling, and the ministry.
Corporate businesses in the U.S., as well as international business firms, are increasingly looking for strong liberal arts majors who have analytical skills and communicate well for management and marketing positions.
Current world markets and political dynamics require employees and citizens to think globally and act responsibility. The RS program both familiarizes students with the diversity of the world's cultures and sensitizes them to respect the differences. Understanding another's culture is the first step in genuine dialogue.
Students who graduate with a major in RS go on to a wide variety of careers, ranging from academia, medicine, law, business, non-profit work, and work in the private sector. The broad scope of career alternatives makes our graduates competitive in the job market. Salaries will vary depending on the specific career field. The average starting salary based on skills and experiences gained at the Bachelor level is $41,079 (average from NACE, July 2009). Keep in mind that salary level typically increases with additional experience and/ or education degrees.
CAREERS FOR MAJORS
|Advertising and promotion managers||Research||Public Relations|
|Media Planning||Parochial Education||Crisis Services|
|Telecommunications||International Education||Financial/debt counseling|
|Finance||Special Education Instructor||Hospice and related health care fields|
|Public Relations||Campus Ministry||Social Worker|
|Government/Law||Religious||Health and Welfare|
|Local and State Agencies||Youth ministries||Counselor|
|Community-bases programs and services||Religious Education||Medicine|
|Public, private and corporate law||Missionary Outreach||Family Therapist|
|Mediation policy analysis and advisory||Family Life Center Management||Addictions/interventions|
|Public and office Administration||Clergy (Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Protestant)||Parent Education|
|Criminal Justice system||Publishing||Disabilities specialties activities coordinator|
|Public Safety||Radio/films/TV||Skilled Nursing Facility management|
|Probation Officer||Public Relations|
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