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What Can I Do With a Major in Theology and Religious Studies?

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Career Titles

  • Admissions Counselor 
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Bioethicist
  • Business Manager
  • Campus Minister
  • Campus Religious Coordinator
  • Chaplain
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Church Administrator
  • Church Camp Director
  • Clergy
  • Collection Agent
  • College/University Administrator
  • Community Affairs Specialist
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Conflict Resolution Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Copy Writer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counselor
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Daycare Center Worker
  • Diocesan Employee
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Institutional Research
  • Director of Religious Activities
  • Director of Religious Education
  • Education Coordinator 
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Ethicist
  • Evangelist
  • Family/Marriage Counselor
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fund Raiser
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Hospice Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital/Military/Prison Chaplain
  • House Parent
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lay Minister
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Liturgist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Mediator
  • Missionary
  • Music Minister
  • Newspaper/Magazine Journalist
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Peace Corps/JVC/VISTA Worker
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publications Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Religious Bookstore Manager
  • Religious Education Director
  • Religious Education Teacher
  • Religious Educational Administrator
  • Religious Leader
  • Religious Researcher
  • Religious Writer
  • Researcher/Archivist
  • Residence Hall Director
  • Retail Store Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Student Activities Director
  • Teacher
  • Theological Professor
  • Translator
  • Travel Consultant
  • University/Seminary Administrator
  • Urban Regional Planner
  • Volunteer Services Coordinator
  • Volunteer Services Director
  • Writer/Editor
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Minister

Employers
  • Adoption Agencies and Foster Care
  • Advertising Agencies 
  • Assisted Living Homes
  • Board of Education
  • Children/Youth Homes
  • Children's Aid and Family Services
  • Churches, Synagogues And Mosques
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Consumer Organizations
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Criminal Courts
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Denominational Hospitals, Homes, Schools, Boards And Agencies
  • Division of Youth and Family Services
  • Drug Enforcement Agency 
  • FBI/CIA
  • Federal/State Congressional Offices
  • Foreign Service
  • Foundations
  • Health Organizations 
  • Hospitals
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Libraries
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Management and Consulting Firms
  • Media Organizations
  • Mental Health Organizations
  • Mental Health Treatment Facilities
  • Museums, Historical Societies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps/JVC
  • Professional Associations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Firms
  • Radio/TV Stations
  • Religious Bookstores
  • Religious Hospitals And Hospices
  • Religious Organizations
  • Religious Political Organizations
  • Religious Publishers
  • Religiously Affiliated Schools
  • Research Services
  • Retail Stores
  • Retirement Homes
  • Schools
  • Seminaries/Schools Of Theology
  • Shelters
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Youth Organizations And Camps

Skills 
  • Analyze and apply biblical, theological and doctrinal principles
  • Analyze complex spiritual issues and establish a standard
  • Apply spiritual truths to current life issues
  • Apply theory
  • Appreciate human spiritual and social needs
  • Build and defend views in competing positions
  • Clarify problems
  • Collect, organize and classify data
  • Communicate clearly orally and in writing
  • Concentrate for long periods of time
  • Convince others of truth by personal example
  • Critical Thinking
  • Critique
  • Distinguish differing views and discover ultimate truth
  • Elicit hidden assumptions
  • Examine material in its historical, grammatical and cultural context
  • Exercise good judgment
  • Express a distinctive view with authority and confidence
  • Formulate and defend positions
  • Imagine and conceive
  • Incorporate theory and practical application
  • Interact with all types of people
  • Listen and respond to others objectively
  • Make critical observations and appropriate decisions
  • Oral and written presentation of ideas
  • Organize, conduct and explain research
  • Persuade and influence others
  • Present clearly and with confidence
  • Presents ideas through well-constructed, concise arguments
  • Relate to abstract ideas
  • Sense how to meet the spiritual and social needs of others
  • Show sensitivity to and compassion for others
  • Summarize complex materials
  • Synthesize perceptions
  • Trouble-shoot and problem-solve effectively
  • Use analytical and synthetic reasoning
  • Work independently and in teams
  • Write interpretively, descriptively and persuasively

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Theology & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree: Not Currently Available

Average Salary of SNC Theology & Religious Studies Graduates:

  • 2013: No salary data available 
  • 2012: No salary data available
  • 2011: $25,001 - $30,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data 
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Theology & Religious Studies Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)

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