Choosing this field of study can put you on a solid path towards pursuing an advanced degree program or enrolling in a seminary in ultimate preparation for ordination. But a religious studies degree can also prepare you for a career in teaching, or parish or congregational work at the church, state, regional or diocesan level. There are also sales, product consultant and writer opportunities within religion’s corporate partners. Careers in non-profit organizations are also uniquely suited to religious studies degree holders – from fundraiser and assistant director, to promotional speaker and PR director – as many of these groups have frequent dealings with other faith-based groups.
Below are just a few of the many areas of study within this discipline. Review the descriptions to help you decide on your area of specialization.