What can I do with a major in Theology?

A major in theology prepares students for many careers in local church organizations, as well as in many community organizations. It also prepares for further work in academe or seminary and also can serve to complement another major. As a discipline in the liberal arts, it refines critical thinking skills and teaches openness to the complexity of serious issues. A minor in the discipline provides students with greater knowledge of religious questions.

Strategies

• Volunteer for religious organization
• Gain experience through community service
• Volunteer or work in religious bookstore
• Teach Sunday School
• Lead youth group or fellowship group
• Help with charity groups, volunteer for church-related activities


Career Titles

Administrative Assistant
Announcer
Arts Consultant
Assistant Buyer
Associate Pastor
Author
Business Administrator
Campus Minister
Campus Religious Coordinator
Chaplain
Church Building Engineer
Church Camp Director
Church Secretary
Claims Adjuster
Clergy
Columnist
Consultant
Counselor
Credit Analyst
Critic
Customer Service Representative
Denominational Executive
Diplomat
Director of Religious Education
Employment Interviewer
Evangelist
Financial Consultant
Fundraiser
Geriatric Case Manager
Guidance Counselor
Hospital Administrator
Insurance Underwriter
Journalist
Lawyer
Lobbyist

Management Analyst
Management Trainee
Marketing Research Analyst
Minister of Music
Minister/Youth Minister
Missionary
News Writer
Nursing Home Director
Paralegal
Pastor
Priest
Producer/Director
Professor
Psychologist
Public Policy Manager
Public Relations Representative
Public Service Official
Rabbi
Religious Bookstore Worker
Religious Education Teacher
Religious Educational Administrator
Religious Researcher
Religious Staff Writer
Religious Writer
Sales Representative
Salvation Army Worker
Seminary Administrator
Social Worker
Systems Analyst
Technical Writer
Theological Professor
YMCA/YWCA Worker



Professional Organizations

American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue
Newark, DE  19716-4997

Intercristo
: Church staffing
111 Virginia Street, Suite 500
Richmond, VA  23219

International Justice Mission: Careers
P.O. Box 58147
Washington, DC  20037

National Council of Churches
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115



In addition, contact your local houses of worship or with your local priest, pastor, minister, or rabbi for more information.

Students may also wish to the research organizations related to the employment field they are seeking to enter, such as marketing, hospitality, education, or communication.

Web sites

Church and Ecumenical Resources
Idealist: The Non-Profit Career Center
PeaceNet/Institute for Global Communications: Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Think Peace


Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu