A bachelor’s degree in religious studies can lead to careers paths in a variety of fields, or lay a foundation for graduate work in many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Similar to a liberal arts or liberal studies degree, the religious studies curriculum offers a broad spectrum of courses that aim to develop an understanding of religious issues, encourage critical thinking and exploration of religion, and address religion in relation to broad historical, political, cultural and philosophical themes.
Religious Studies supplements and extends the work of other majors and would be an excellent minor or second major for programs that deal with ethical, cultural or philosophical issues.
A deep understanding of religious issues strengthens our students’ preparation for careers in such fields as:
Students may also go on to do work a variety of other fields such as education, social services, religiously affiliated areas, or communications and the arts. For more information on career related opportunities, see the job guide created by the University of Tennessee (coming soon).
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