Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Learning about religions means that you understand different cultures and develop a more global perspective. Knowledge of the world’s religious traditions is invaluable in a career that requires you to be familiar with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Religious Studies is the ideal major for those who seek a career in nonprofits and non-government organizations [NGOs], and Religious Studies is the only Department at Michigan State University to offer an official Concentration that prepares you for a career 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, community relations.

Alumni work at:

  • Cru
  • Central Detroit Christian: Community Development Corporation
  • US 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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