Religious Studies

What Can I Do With a Major in Religious Studies?

The study of religion is a humanistic discipline that focuses on religion as one important element in culture. Historical, literary, anthropological, and theological methods of study offer a critical approach to understanding religion and its expressions in myths, symbols, and ideas, as well as in religious communities, rituals, and moral actions.

-Department of Religious Studies, Bates College

Related Careers

  • Non-Profit
  • Human Services
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • International
  • Communications
  • Arts
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Religion/Ministry


  • Communications Internship, Interfaith Center of New York
  • Intern, Avidia Bank
  • Counselor, Holderness Parks and Recreation
  • Intern, Warren County District Attorney’s Office
  • Intern, The Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • Intern, Casa Abierta Program, Uruguay
  • Nutrition Education Intern, Nutrition Center of Maine
  • Intern, Episcopal Service Corps
  • Magazine Intern, The Nation
  • Intern, International Peace Cooperation Center
  • Research Intern, Center for Strategic and International Studies


  • Leadership Development Program, BT Radianz
  • Senior Associate, O’Brien Commercial Properties
  • Teacher, Teacher for America
  • English Teacher, Kojen School, Taiwan
  • Sales Analyst, CCO Investment Services
  • Teacher, Woodland Elementary School
  • Self-employed, Costume Designer
  • Teacher, Vale Mountain School

Graduate Schools

  • MA, Elementary Education, Brown University
  • DMD, University of Connecticut
  • Masters in Higher Education Administration, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Maine Law School
  • PhD in Sociology, Emory University

Links for Further Research