Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major.
Understand some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these
options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Religion
The study of religion is a meditation on cultural difference. This multi-cultural scope is not unique to the study of
religion, but it is one of the paramount values that the study of religion offers the liberal arts student in an increasingly
cosmopolitan world. Our sources, the objects of our study, elude neat categorization. They challenge our own ways of
life, and often pose severe tests of self-examination. Some of them represent traditions of learning as rigorous as ours
and far more ancient. Many religion majors move on to graduate study in religion or other fields, such as archaeology,
classics, comparative literature, history, philosophy, political science, or sociology. Others go on to law school, medical
school, or other professional programs, like business, journalism, or information science. Others enter careers in
government, business, education, public service, or ministerial professions.
Georgia Career Information Center - http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET - http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles - http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title
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