Religious 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:

Central Detroit Christian: Community Development Corporation


U.S. Congressional Offices


Bethany Christian Services


Local and State Government

Alumni work as:

Capacity Builders

Youth Services Coordinators

Community Managers



Production Managers