Religious Studies

General Career Information

Why Study Religion?
Provides information about studying religion, including a general overview, possible careers, and misconceptions about the field of study (provided by the American Academy of Religion).

What Can I Do With a Degree in Religious Studies?
A nice overview of the major and some possible occupations.

Majors and Careers: Religious Studies
From Skidmore College, answers the question, "What can I do with this major?" and offers some practical job-hunting advice.

Religious Studies Majors
Gives a brief introduction, sample of related occupations, and types of employers for Religious Studies majors.

Religious Studies Major
Provides a description, examples of specializations, and potential jobs for Religious Studies majors.

Careers Beyond the University
A resource page for graduate students in the Humanities considering careers outside of academia.

Focus 2
Check out “What Can I do with a major in…?” under Focus 2.

Graduate and Professional Schools

If You're Thinking About Graduate School in Religion...
The site provides some good food for thought for those considering getting an advanced degree in Religion.

Graduate Guide
Lists graduate school programs in theology, religion, and ministry.
This is a comprehensive website that provides information about where graduate programs are offered throughout the nation.

This is a database to help find where graduate programs are offered throughout the U.S.

Come to the Career Resources Room to view the CHOICES lab version of graduate schools.

Job Listings
Search for jobs in various locations related to religious studies.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The first stop for many individuals seeking employment in colleges and universities.

USA Jobs
The U.S. government has jobs for everything. Religious studies majors may find positions of interest in regard to social service and welfare issues.

UCSB Career Services “Job Links” section
Check out job links in the following categories:  Full-Time, Part-Time, Seasonal, International Business and Trade, International Education, Diplomacy Govt. and Think Tank, Non-Governmental Organizations and Activism, and International Jobs

GauchoLink is a premier job/internship database specifically created for UCSB students.

When you join LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Religion
The world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.

International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)
A worldwide body of national and regional associations for the academic study of religion.

Religion Newswriters Foundation
A prominent association for journalists who cover religion.

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences.

UCSB Resources