Careers for Religious Studies

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Careers in Society, Culture & Religion

Religion is an integral part of human cultures and civilizations. A Society, Culture & Religious Studies degree examines how religion influences and shapes the world.   An interdisciplinary focus is taught to study how ancient and contemporary human cultures ask and answer the “big questions.” 


Studying cultures and religions help inform the root causes of what’s going on in the world, locally and internationally.  The degree also challenges topics in fields such as, law, politics, teaching, healthcare, business, journalism and social services. 


Employers value Society, Culture & Religious Studies graduates for the valuable skills brought to the workplace.

Society, Culture & Religious Studies students in the workforce can

  • Interpret ideas and information 
  • Assist major corporations understand basic knowledge of other cultures and religious perspectives 
  • Trained to deal with the problems of colliding belief systems 

Employers seek out the skills acquired by Society, Culture & Religious Studies graduates, such as

  • Problem-solving using critical, analytical, reasoned thought 
  • Interpretation and communication skills cultivated through verbal presentations, discussions and debates 
  • Knowledge of social research, quantitative methods and qualitative interviewing 
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and understand ‘both sides’ 
  • Training in cross-cultural inquiry and comparative evaluation

Examples of Society, Culture & Religious Studies career paths*

  • Career Counselling 
  • Civil Service 
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Government Agencies 
  • Human Rights 
  • International Aid Advising 
  • Law 
  • Publishing/Editing 
  • Social Services 
  • Mediation 
  • Human Resource Management

* This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a start in your career exploration.     

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