Careers in Theology and Religious Studies

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Students with a degree in Theology and Religious Studies develop a number of practical skills that future employers find valuable: an ability to analyze, organize, and present information; sensitivity to ethical positions that can influence public policy; the ability to present a coherent argument; and empathy with diverse religious and cultural expressions. These skills translate into valuable resources that provide meaning and purpose for those investigating any career, a role within organized religious traditions, or an advanced degree.

Possible Careers


Religiously Affiliated Areas

Clergy and Other Religious Leaders Including:

    Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Islamic, Hindu, Greek Orthodox

Vocation as Monk or Nun

Chaplaincy:

    Hospital

    Military

    Institutional

Mission Work:

    Church Development

    Community or Agricultural Development

    Educational

    Medical

    Metropolitan

 Local Ministries Including:

    Youth Ministries

    Adult Ministries

    Leisure Ministries

    Counseling/Recovery

    Religious Education

    Day Care, Children and Adult

    Food Bank/Emergency Ministries

    Family Life Center Management

Music-Oriented Ministries

Religious Camp Administration

Hospice Care

International Areas

Humanitarian Services

Development:

Economic

Community

Disaster/Disease Relief

Policy Development

Program Administration

Volunteer Coordination

Peace Keeping or Peacebuilding

Conflict Resolution/Management

Diplomacy/Faith Based Diplomacy

Public Service:

    Foreign Affairs

    International Security

International Law

Education

Teaching

Research

Student Affairs

Administration

Multicultural Programming

Programs/Study Abroad Administration

Library/Information Sciences

Religious Life Programming

Campus Ministry

Business

Human Resources:

    Training and Development

    Recruitment

    Equity and Diversity Functions

Sales

Management

Communication and Arts

Writing

Editing

Publishing

Television/Film

Radio

Advertising

Public Relations

Sales

Commercial Art

Website Design

Museum Work:

Curatorship

Exhibition Design

Social Services

Case Management

Counseling

Rehabilitation

Administration

Vocational Training

Volunteer Services

Programming

Advocacy

Crisis Services (pregnancy, housing, etc.)

Church-based Organizing/Community Development

Fundraising

Grant Writing

Law