School of Arts and Sciences | Religious Studies Possible Careers
Students prepare for careers in parish pastoral ministry, youth ministry, hospital ministry, religious education administration and teaching, campus ministry, church/religious architecture, religious art, music ministry, missionary work, religious bookstore sales and management, religious journalism, church camp ministry, academic scholarship and teaching, parish administration, social and environmental justice advocacy work, prison ministry, retreat ministry, and ministry to the elderly. Health care settings, such as clinical nursing, eldercare facilities and retirement communities that are religiously affiliated, provide employment opportunities as well.
Even more career choices emerge when the religious studies major is combined with another major or minor, such as business administration, education, art, music, psychology, English, languages, philosophy, interior design, graphic design, historic preservation, public relations and marketing, and work with religious non-profit organizations. For volunteers in church communities, courses in religious studies provide the background necessary for effective service.