A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for religious studies majors.

First Jobs

  • Teaching assistant, City Year Program, Cleveland
  • Editorial, publicity and marketing, Penguin Random House
  • Administrative assistant and copy editor, international durable medical equipment manufacturer
  • Business consulting analyst, Nationwide Financial, Columbus, Ohio
  • Research assistant, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Student Fulbright Award, teaching English and health/fitness training, Malaysia
  • Student Fulbright Award, teacher of English and translator, Turkey


  • Foreign service officer, US Department of State
  • Architect & partner, SPG Architects, New York
  • Senior philanthropic advisor,  US Bank Charitable Services Group
  • Assistant chief counsel: U.S. Immigration/Customs Enforcement
  • Attorney, Monroe, LA
  • Senior financial & policy analyst, Wisconsin Department  of Transportation
  • Senior advisor for North Asia, USDA
  • Account consultant, Cardinal Health Ohio
  • Managing editor, Books Division, University of Chicago Press
  • Editorial producer, ABC News
  • Manager, Recruiting Operations, Tableau Software
  • Senior manager, Advertising & Marketing, Dassault Falcon Jet
  • Rabbi, Congregation Beth Evergreen, Evergreen, Colorado
  • Managing partner, Chadwick Communications, New York
  • Consular officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Psychologist, VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Senior consultant, Deloitte
  • Associate brand manager, EJ Gallo Winery
  • Professor of religious studies, University of Virginia
  • Leadership talent acquisition, Accenture