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.
According to the ONET, starting salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Workers start at about $28,750 a year.
Skills Needed For This Career
|Communicating in a logical manner
||Interest in pursuing, exploring and explaining intangible ideas
||Close, extensive reading
Links To 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 Academy of ReligionAmerican Association of Pastoral CounselorsSociety for Scientific Study of ReligionAmerican Catholic Philosophical AssociationReligious Research AssociationReligion Newswriters Association
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselor Association
American Psychological Association
American Public Human Services Associate
Association of Psychological Science
Religious Education Association
http://www.careersinpsychology.org - career and licensure info, jobs,
experts, and internships.
http://nursingdegreeguide.com/psych- for psychology majors exploring nursing as a
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.
Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools
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 Interest Codes
Investigative; Social; Artistic (ISA)
Child Psychology- Social; Artistic; Investigative (SAI)
Career Action Plan
- Conduct an informational interview with or shadow a professional in the field to gain more knowledge about this career
- Do at least one internship related to your career goal/program of study before graduating to gain experience
- Get involved in volunteer work and community service
- Develop leadership skills through on-campus activities such as Presidential Envoys, Residence Assistant, Student Government, Peer Advisor, etc.
- Develop team skills through involvement in student clubs and organizations on campus
- Join a professional association related to your career choice
- Develop an understanding about various faiths and beliefs
- Gain experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds