MSU helmetReligious Studies

Knowledge of the world’s religious traditions is invaluable in a career that requires familiarity with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Religious studies is the ideal major for students seeking a career in nonprofit and non-government organizations. Religious studies is the only department at MSU that offers an official concentration in nonprofit leadership.

What can I do with Religious Studies?

Graduates in religious studies pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of theology, intercultural relations, communication and community relations.

Alumni work at:

  • Cru
  • Central Detroit Christian: Community Development Corporation
  • U.S. congressional offices
  • Universities
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Local and state government
  • IBM

Alumni work at:

  • General Motors
  • Quicken Loans
  • Notre Dame Athletic Department
  • Reddit
  • Cartoon Network
  • Founders Brewing Company
  • Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alumni work as:

  • Capacity builders
  • Youth services coordinators
  • Community managers
  • Professors
  • Production managers
  • Attorneys
  • Clergy


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