Results and Outcomes

In addition to having spiritual significance, in many cases religion and religious motivations affect voting habits, election outcomes and a number of other factors that impact lives. A bachelor’s degree in theology and religious studies provides important training in critical thinking, communication and a deeper understanding of a variety of religious traditions from around the globe and can lead to numerous careers in education, human and community service and a wide range of other fields.

Theology and religious studies graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:

  • Assistant Buyer
  • Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Jesuit Volunteer

Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s theology and religious studies graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are Bishop McDevitt High School, Campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives, Seton Hall Preparatory School and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, Fordham University and the University of Notre Dame.

Theology and religious studies graduates are able to apply their education to a variety of fields. In the most recent survey year (2008)[1], the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s theology and religious studies graduate was $40,000.

Chosen Career Paths

[1] Based on 2 respondents to CDC survey