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?
From the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, this page outlines a few career options for religious studies majors, including links to further resources.

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.

Valdosta State University
If you’re going to view just one website on the major of Religious Studies, read this one. It covers it all – soup to nuts!

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

Careers in Religious Studies
San Diego State University offers this page with information (PDF files) on various majors, including Comparative Literature. Information includes common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

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.

UCSB Major Handouts
In our Handout Hub, explore our major brochures collection to find out what each UCSB major has to offer.

Graduate and Professional Schools

Religious Worlds: Program Resources in Religious Studies and Theology
Information about academic practices and graduate degree programs in Religious Studies.

Guide to Graduate Study of Religion and Theology
An online finding list of academic doctoral programs of religion and theology at accredited universities, seminaries, and theological schools in North America.

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.
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: Local/CA, National, International, Industry Specific, UCSB Careers By Majors and Diversity.

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

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.

Other Scholarly Organizations
Lists organizations for the study of religion in general.

UCSB Resources