Careers & Outcomes

One Major at the Heart of Everything

Students in Religious Studies have a wide range of interests inside, and outside, of Religious Studies. Majors can customize their focus within Religious Studies by choosing concentrations that focus on religious traditions or religious themes. Most of our students pursue second majors or minors in fields ranging from History and English to Biochemistry, Economics, and Environmental Studies. Our majors have a wide variety of post-graduation plans with 100% of reporting graduates secured opportunities within 6 months of graduation. Recently students have continued their academic studies in religion as well as in history, attended theological, law, and medical schools, joined the Peace Corps, taught, worked in finance, and toured with a folk-rock band as a drummer.

Career Center

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

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Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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Internship Opportunities

Internships are a great way to explore career paths and gain valuable work experience. Whether in the field of Religious Studies, or along side of it, we encourage all of our students to internship opportunities that match their interests. Recent student internships include positions at:

826 Boston
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Bluelight Strategies
CBJ Energy
Central Presbyterian Church
College Track San Francisco
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions
Forest Park Forever
Georgia Commission of the Holocaust
Hudson Institute
Immigration Equality
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Political Campaigns
Rockwood Group
Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
United Action for Youth
United States Congress
United States Senate
University of Chicago
Washington University in St. Louis

Continuing Your Education

Many of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school to continue their education in a variety of fields including Religious Studies, Medicine, and Law.
They have joined prestigious universities across the country including:

Harvard Divinity School
University of Chicago
Parsons School of Design
The New School
Yale University
Washington University in St. Louis

Prof. Elaine Pagels talks with Religious Studies majors at reception

Who Hires our Majors?

Our students graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

Ace Hotel
AkzoNobel, Inc
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
City Year, Inc.
Council for Educational Travel, USA
General Mills
Harvard University
McLean Bible Church
Sacramento Central Labor Council
Sense Corp
Teach for America
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
The Temple

Stay in Touch

Are you a prospective student interested in learning more about careers? Or a Religious Studies graduate with news to share? We want to hear from you!

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