Religious Studies

Please visit the Religious Studies major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: Examine the major religious traditions of human history and culture as well as other traditions that have flourished independently of European or Asian influences.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Religious Studies Majors

  • Professors
  • Musicians
  • Urban Planners
  • Recruiters
  • C.E.O's

Professional Associations

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  • Learn one or more foreign languages
  • Study, volunteer, or intern abroad multiple times
  • Join relevant student organizations
  • Volunteer at relevant social service agencies
  • Develop working knowledge of international humanitarian law
  • Earn first aid certification
  • Consider a graduate degree
  • Seek student leadership positions
  • Gain relevant experience via internships or part-time jobs
  • Compliment coursework with other courses of interest
  • Develop openness to learn about other fields
  • Possess high moral and ethical standards
  • Earn any needed advanced certifications

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