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Career Planning

There are many career options available to students who have decided to major in Religion. Graduates of our undergraduate program have gone on to a variety of career paths and forms of higher education. Many have entered professional school (medical, law, or business), while others have gone directly into a career in business, teaching, or foreign service. Still others pursue an academic career and enter M.A. or Ph.D. programs in religion, philosophy, anthropology, area studies, history, and literature. A small percentage of our graduates have gone on to seminaries or rabbinical schools.

A bachelor’s degree in Religion provides students with communication skills (both written and spoken) and critical thinking, and these abilities open doors to numerous career opportunities, especially those that involve working with people. The major in Religion does not train students to enter a religious vocation; instead, students gain a rich knowledge of the diversity of human beings and develop excellent reading and writing skills, which they can then put to good use in their future endeavors.

Image to the left: This nine-foot-tall wooden statue of Amida Buddha resides within the Byodo-In at the Valley of the Temples in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i. This building is a full-scale replica of the 900-year-old Buddhist temple at Uji in Kyoto prefecture, Japan. Photography: Aaron Reich.

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