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The BA program in religious studies with a concentration in religion, politics and global affairs considers how the study of religion expands our understanding of political culture, communal formation, governance, nationalism, statehood and citizenship in both domestic and global contexts. The program explores the role religion has in shaping political values, social movements, civic organizations and communal norms, with particular attention on how religion impacts issues of health, the environment, migration, peace, conflict, violence, and various issues of social justice. Special consideration is given to the religious intersections of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender and other vital facets of human community and identity.
Religious Studies (Religion, Politics and Global Affairs) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
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The concentration addresses the intersections of religion, politics and global affairs, preparing students for jobs in a variety of professions, including political organizing, legal advocacy, migration studies, ethics, international affairs and administration.
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Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors||23.2%|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||16.4%||$33,120|
|Counselors, All Other||14.3%||$43,370|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||10.5%||$72,230|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||23.4%||$48,790|
|Healthcare Social Workers||20.1%||$54,870|
|Broadcast News Analysts||-0.4%||$62,910|
|Reporters and Correspondents||-10%||$39,370|
|Public Relations Specialists||8.8%||$59,300|
|Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||12.3%||$69,590|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||7.1%||$38,980|
|Religious Workers, All Other||7.7%||$29,310|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||14.2%||$44,380|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).