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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Religion

 

Introduction

The Religion department offers major and minor programs of study that provide the analysis and comparison of a wide variety of religious traditions of the world. Students complete courses in the history of religions, foundational scriptures, religious ethics, religion and science, religion and psychology. The study of religion is intrinsically interdisciplinary, dealing with other disci-plines including anthropology, art history, sociology, psychology, philosophy, theology, history, and literature. As an academic disci-pline, religious studies coordinates these fields for a comprehensive understanding of phenomena that represent some of the most intricate constructs of the human spirit.

Religion graduates pursue careers in business, education, health professions, government, and the Nonprofit sector. They can also pursue graduate study in the area of their choice. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the religion major, but by interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college with a liberal arts education. Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.


A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Employee Relations Specialist Politician
Advertising Account Exec. FBI/CIA Agent Professor/Educator
Business Manager Foreign Service Officer Psychologist
Child Welfare Worker Fundraiser Public Information Officer
Community Affairs Specialist Government Agency Admin Public Policy Specialist
Conflict Resolution Specialist Historic Site Administrator Public Relations Specialist
Consultant Hospital Administrator Public Service Official
Consumer Advocate Human Resources Specialist Publications Specialist
Copy Writer Insurance Agent Religious Leader
Corporate Trainer International Relations Specialist Sales/Marketing Representative
Correction Officer Journalist Social Worker
Counselor Lobbyist Teacher/Professor
Cultural Affairs Officer Market Researcher Travel Consultant
Customer Relations Rep Nonprofit Administrator Youth Counselor
Editor/Writer Peace Corps Worker .
Education Program Coordinator Personnel Recruiter .

Types of Employers

  

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Adoption and Child Care Agencies Health Organizations Professional Associations
Churches Libraries Public Relations Firms
Colleges/Universities Magazines/Newspapers Publishing companies
Community Organizations Management consulting firms Religious organizations
Consumer Organizations Media Organizations Retail Organizations
Cultural Organizations Mental health institutions Retail Stores
Entertainment Firms Museums/historical societies Social Service Agencies
Foundations Personnel agencies Television/Radio Stations

  

Government Agencies
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Drug Enforcement Agency Library of Congress
CIA/FBI Federal/State Congressional Offices National Archives & Records Administration
Civil Rights Commission Holocaust Memorial Museum Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Department of Health and Human Services Institute of Peace Smithsonian Institution
Department of Labor Justice Departments Voice of America
Division of Youth & Family Services Legislative Affairs .

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates

  

Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Religion
Organization Job Title
Etco, Inc. Account Executive
U.S. Government/Miami (JD) Assistant U.S. Attorney
Coastline Computer Service Representative
Catholic Charities Community Services Coordinator of Special Projects
AT&T Corporate Headquarters Customer Sales & Service Specialist
Carrier Foundation Director of Development
Johns Hopkins Hospital Education Coordinator
Middlesex County College Foundation Executive Director
L’oreal Financial Analyst
Xerox Financial Analyst
Warren Gorham & Lamont Help Desk Supervisor, Medical Center at Princeton Freelance Editor
San Francisco Marriott Human Resources Manager
Monmouth Medical Center Oncology Social Worker
Midwest Tropical Owner
Hanson Research Services, Inc. President
Children’s Aid and Family Services President and CEO
Pfizer, Inc. Sales Representative
Diversified Information Technology Senior Vice President
Elizabeth Board of Education Teacher
Teach for America Teacher
Don Bosco Preparatory High School Teacher of Theology
Edge Software Services Vice President of Operations

Graduate Schools Attended

  

Institution Degree Field
Boston University
Columbia University
Drew University
Emory University
Georgetown University Law Center JD Law
Harvard University
New York Law School JD Law
New York University
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD
Rutgers University JD Law
Rutgers University MA Public Policy
Rutgers University MBA Business
Rutgers University MSW Social Work
Union Theological Seminary
University of Arizona
University of Colorado PhD Religious Studies
University of Texas
Yale University

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