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The academic study of religion is an objective, factual study of the texts, symbols, myths, rituals, ideas, and values of many religious traditions.  Students are encouraged to view religion multiculturally as a means of understanding more deeply the spiritual dimensions of human nature, history, and society.  Study in this field prepares students for life in a multicultural society and provides practice in such valuable skills as empathetic reading and listening, critical reflection, and descriptive and analytical writing.  

Career Opportunities: (Most careers requires a bachelor's or advanced degree.)
Government Service
Professional Religious Leader
Religious Educator
Religious Reporter or Editor
Social Worker
Textbook Editor