Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Knowledge of the world’s religious traditions is invaluable in a career that requires familiarity with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Religious studies is the ideal major for students seeking a career in nonprofit and nongovernment organizations. Religious studies is the only department at MSU that offers an official concentration in nonprofit leadership.



Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in religious studies pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of theology, intercultural relations, communication and community relations.

Alumni work at:

  • Cru
  • Central Detroit Christian: Community Development Corporation
  • U.S. congressional offices
  • Universities
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Local and state government
  • IBM

Alumni work as:

  • Capacity builders
  • Youth services coordinators
  • Community managers
  • Professors
  • Production managers
  • Attorneys
  • Clergy

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