What Can I Do With A Major In Religion?

Religion is the study of human beliefs, practices, and worship activities related to a supreme power or deity. Students studying religion as a major become familiar with many of the world's spiritual traditions, and learn to use a range of approaches-historical, textual, psychological, sociological, and anthropological- to examine the variety of religious experiences.

Is This Major For You?

You might like this major if you also like: philosophy; literature; the arts; other cultures; mythology; languages

Consider this major if you are good at: creativity; critical thinking/writing; interpersonal communication; research; memorizing

Employment Settings

  • Colleges and universities
  • Secondary schools
  • Hospitals and community health services
  • Law firms
  • Places of worship
  • Research facilities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Government agencies

Sample Occupations

  • Educator
  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Doctor
  • Psychologist
  • Peace Corps Worker
  • Writer
  • Researcher
  • Youth minister

Academic Assistance Center Resources

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Typical Courses In This Major

  • Introduction to religion
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Christianity
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Religion and Moral Issues
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Critiques of Religion
  • Pilgrimage
  • Existentialist Theology
  • Mysticism

Other Majors You Might Like

  • Anthropology
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Global studies

Websites To Visit

American Academy of Religion

Council of Societies for the Study of Religion

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

For more information on this and other majors, visit the Transfer and Career Planning Office located in the Academic Assistance Center, RBAC 164, ext. 2132.

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