What can you do with a B.A. in Religious Studies? Take a look at the options!
Students in the University of Denver Religious Studies program explore the phenomenon of religion as well as religious traditions from around the world, taking an interdisciplinary and global perspective. Students in this program follow a range of professional and scholarly career paths, leading them to graduate school in Religious Studies, Philosophy, or Law, or to professions in which critical thinking and cross-cultural analytical tools are important – like business, social work, government or non-profit organizations, and journalism.
Career paths: What do DU's RLGS majors and minors do after graduation?
Students with Religious Studies degrees put them to use in a range of professional and scholarly careers, including:
• Law • Medicine • Business • Social service
• Teaching • Graduate school • Peace Corps
• Journalism • Editing / Publishing • Museum/Archival work
• Public relations • Advertising • University administration
• Foreign Service / NGO work • Counseling • Ministry
Sample employers: Where do RLGS majors and minors work after graduation?
Students with Religious Studies degrees find positions with a variety of employers, including:
• Advertising agencies • Consulting firms • Colleges and universities
• Government agencies • Non-governmental organizations • Policy organizations
• Print, broadcast, and online media • Small businesses • Multi-national corporations
• Museums and research institutions • Religious institutions • K-12 schools
Transferable skills: What do DU's RLGS majors and minors offer employers?
Students with Religious Studies degrees offer employers a range of transferable skills, including:
• The ability to analyze complex issues and consider them with objectivity.
• The ability to think logically and critically and make appropriate decisions.
• The ability to formulate, explain, and defend positions on various issues.
• The ability to focus in on a particular issue and concentrate on work for extended periods.
• The ability to work independently and to contribute as a member of a team.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Broad exposure to the world's cultures and histories.
• Broad knowledge of the world's major faith traditions, including beliefs, practices, and holidays.
Thinking about life after graduation? Contact our Undergraduate Adviser, Professor Andrea L. Stanton.
Download a pdf of RLGS career options here.
The Liberal Arts Advantage
Religious studies falls within the great liberal arts tradition - a tradition that DU's AHSS (Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) continues into the 21st century. Explore the DU Liberal Arts Advantage - research funding, internships, mentoring, and career services - here.