Career Possibilities

Career Possiblities

Skills for your next chapter


“What are you going to do with that major?”

We know that the outcome is king of any college commitment, so we help you build versatile skills that will make you marketable, hireable and secure. We’ll help you discover your passion. So you can let your curiosity move you.

A degree in Classics and Religious Studies or in Classical Languages is good preparation for advanced study in Classics or Religious Studies. Students from the department also go on to graduate degrees in law, the ministry, counseling, or the medical professions. Students who go directly into the working world find positions in government, business, industry, and non-profit organizations.

Career opportunities in Classic and Religious Studies

A major in Classics and Religious Studies is good preparation for further graduate study in each of these two fields. In addition, because of the emphasis on critical thinking and analysis of texts, and exposure to different cultural traditions, students who graduate with this degree find that they are well-suited for careers in:

  • Teaching
  • Social Service Organizations, NonGovernmental Organizations, Non-profits
  • Government and Diplomatic Service
  • Ministry
  • Law
  • Counseling 

For the Emphasis in Religious Studies

An Emphasis in Religious Studies will enable you to develop skills that will be extremely useful for just about any career that requires a sensitivity to the cultural needs, interests, and practices of other people. Because of their exposure to different cultural traditions, our graduates find that they are well-equipped for careers in: 

  • Education, Teaching
  • Social Service, Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-profits, Peace organizations  
  • Government and Diplomatic Service, Military
  • Ministry, Counseling
  • Professional fields of Law, Medicine and Health professions, Business (International) 

In addition, because of our strong emphasis on writing, critical thinking, and the analysis of texts, our students are well-prepared to do further graduate work not only in Religious Studies, but in related fields including (but not limited to) history, psychology, political science, international affairs, and peace studies. Also, many have gone on to pursue theological training in seminaries.