The academic study of religion is an objective, factual, interdisciplinary study of the texts, symbols, myths, rituals, ideas, and values of the world’s 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.
(Most careers require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.)
Chaplain, Counselor, Government Service, Nonprofit Management, Professional Religious Leader, Religious Broadcaster, Religious Business Manager, Religious Educator, Religious Journalist, Religion Publisher, Social Worker, Teacher