What Can You Do With A Major In Religious Studies?

What Can You Do With A Major in Religious Studies?

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

 

Some Related Career Titles 

 

Entry Level Jobs 

Teacher

Family Relations Mediator

Pastor

Relief Worker

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Divinity Professor

Biblical Studies Professor

Theology

General Career Directions
  • Biblical Studies Professor
  • Divinity Professor
  • Philosopher
  • Philosophy and Religion Instructor
  • Religion Department Chair
  • Systematic Theology Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Religious Educator
  • Teacher, Theology

Typical Employers/Work Settings   

  • Churches
  • Private Educational Institutions
  • Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
  • Missionaries
  • Child Day Services

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Beginning Salary Range: 

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey, starting salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology start at about $40,069 a year.

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Skills Needed For This Career

Communicating in logical manner

Interest in pursuing, exploring and explaining intangible ideas

Debating Skills

Self-discipline

Theory Development

Curiosity

Open-mindedness

Close, extensive reading

Objectivity

Work Independently

Oratory Skills

Problem Solving

Deductive Reasoning

 

   

Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Counseling Association  
American Mental Health Counselor Association
American Psychological Association 
American Public Human Services Associate
Association of Psychological Science  

 

 

Job Search/Career Information 

National Organizations or Databases 
http://www.idealist.org//
http://www.mentalhealthjobs.com/
http://philanthropy.com/jobs/
http://www.psychologyjobs.com/
http://www.rehabworld.com/
http://www.schoolpsychology.net/p_jobs.html
http://www.socialpsychology.org/career.htm
http://www.socialservice.com/
http://www.assisted-living-directory.com
http://www.careerprofiles.info/psychology-careers.html

http://psychologydegreeguide.org/job-resources

http://www.allpsychologycareers.com

http://www.psychologycareerzone.com

http://www.psychologymajortips.com

http://www.careersinpsychology.org - career and licensure info, jobs, experts, and internships.

http://nursingdegreeguide.com/psych- for psychology majors exploring nursing as a career option

http://www.counselor-license.com  - resource to explore requirements for pursuing licensure as a counselor in Florida and other states.

http://www.onlinepsychologydegrees.com/psychology-careers - A free resource that strives to provide honest and in-depth information for people looking to reach career goals including job descriptions and requirements and helpful Q&As with experts in the field.

 

Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Arts in Psychology and other related programs
University of North Florida- General Psychology 
Barry University
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Miami 
Other resources for graduate program research
http://www.gradschools.com/ 
http://www.petersons.com/ 
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

http://psychologydegreeguide.org

http://www.gopsychologyschools.com

http://www.mastersinpsychology.net

http://www.onlinepsychologydegreesguide.info

 

 

Link To UNF Program 

The College of Arts and Sciences  at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in  Psychology.  

 

Holland Codes 

Psychology- Investigative; Social; Artistic (ISA)
Child Psychology- Social; Artistic; Investigative (SAI)