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Religion and Jewish Studies: Career Potential

If your job will require you to be sensitive to diverse people, courses in religious studies are for you!

Students who major or minor in Religion and Jewish Studies tend to work in "people-oriented" careers such as health care and psychology, law and public policy, journalism and communications, the non-profit sector and social work, as well as museum work.

Think about the major or minor as an enhancement to make your graduate school or job application stand out above the rest. Expertise in diversity is your extra "value-added" – something you bring that other applicants will not have.

Religion students have gone on receive advanced degrees at New York University, Stanford University, Villanova University, Columbia University and Boston University.

Religion and Jewish Studies students have reported finding employment with the Walt Disney Company, Mount Sinai Health System, 9:30 Club/I.M.P. Promotions, and WB&B Executive Search. Recent graduates are also working with the British Broadcasting Corporation and NBC; the Microcredit Summit Program; Keogh, Burkhart and Vetter law firm; the Institute for Southern Jewish Life; the International Youth Foundation in Washington DC; Teach for America; the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee; Temple Beth Emet in Florida; the Joyful Heart Foundation in New York City (a nonprofit working against domestic violence); and The Lighthouse Institute in Chicago, a nonprofit specializing in research on addiction and related penal system and public health issues).

Of the 1,453 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2016 and May 2017, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 61% of the 16-17 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and based upon a 32% response rate for undergraduate students. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission or any other guaranteed compensation.

See alumni outcome reports in their entirety.