WHAT CAN I DO WITH A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MAJOR?

Our majors have pursued graduate and professional education in a variety of fields at institutions such as Yale University, Columbia University, University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indiana University, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame University, Graduate Theological Union, University of Miami, Loyola University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, State University of New York (SUNY), and others.

You will find our graduates practicing law and medicine, pursuing careers in education, counseling, art preservation, business, consulting, and religious ministry, with others employed by various NGOs and non-profit organizations.

DID YOU KNOW?
Religious Studies majors score very high on graduate and professional exams.

LSAT (Law School Admissions Test): Religious Studies/Philosophy majors are tied for the 3rd highest scores.

GRE (Graduate Record Exam): Religious Studies majors have the 3rd highest scores both in Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing.

Clearly, a major in Religious Studies has not determined the careers of our alumni. Many other factors contribute to one’s career trajectory: academic performance, internships, networks of contacts, campus leadership and extra-curricular involvement.  At the same time, our alumni have uniformly observed that the course content and especially the development of critical skills of writing, reading, analysis, and research prepared them for the graduate and/or professional work.

WHAT HAVE OUR ALUMNI DONE WITH A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MAJOR?

Meet Asma Uddin (’02)

‌Asma T. Uddin (BA, summa cum laude, 2002) is, as she puts it, “One of those persons that continue to incorporate religion into my educational and professional life.” Asma joined The Becket Fund in 2009 after practicing commercial litigation at prestigious national law firms for several years. She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review.

Asma spent her first few years at The Becket Fund serving as the primary attorney for Becket's Legal Training Institute (LTI), which is devoted to working with local partners around the world to train advocates, lawyers, judges, religious leaders, journalists and students in religious freedom law and principles. Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of altmuslimah.com, a web magazine dedicated to issues of gender and Islam.