What can one do with a degree in religion or religious studies?
The last few semesters, I have taken a few courses outside of my major and found that I rather enjoy the religion and mythology based courses that my university offers. It has been brought up to me by my professors that a religion degree is offered, and while I have looked into it a bit, I was wondering if anyone knew what I could do with this degree upon graduation? Is there more than just a personal value to it? Would a minor be a better solution?Thank you!
#undergrad #religion #college #religious-studies #spirituality #theology
I struggled for a long time on deciding what to do with my degree. In the 10+ years since I graduated, I've found that the skills I built while getting my degree has applied in ways I didn't expect at first. In college, the classes I took really taught me how to critically analyze information, even when it was being presented in a non-analytical manner. I learned to consider external and unwritten influences to build context and uncover the "why" of statements. I also learned how to productively compare differing pieces of information, which has helped me with project management in finding common ground when multiple parties have a stake in the execution of said project. I'll also say that in my experience, it has been a great conversation starter in interviews since it stands out on a resume.
All of that is to say, even if you don't find a direct application of a Religious Studies degree, there are invaluable skills you can learn while pursuing it. Think not just about what you've learned, but the process you went through while learning. Those are the skills you can apply more broadly. It's not always a straightforward path and is definitely not for everyone, but there are some incredible takeaways you can find in getting a Religious Studies degree if you get creative in your application of skills.
The degree can also help in jobs in social media where religion related programs are aired/telecast
I found that I had talents that were better served elsewhere, that suited my capabilities. However, what I was able to bring with me was compassion and the ability to be helpful and responsive. Something to consider.