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
Professional OrganizationsAmerican 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.
Director of Career Development
Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA 19607
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.