Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers asks employers what skills and qualities they are looking for in recent college graduates. Employers overwhelmingly indicate the importance of problem-solving skills and an ability to work in a team, along with communication skills, leadership, and a strong work ethic. These skills are developed as part of a 21st century liberal arts education in the College of Arts and Sciences, of which Religious Studies is a part.
Our Religious Studies students cultivate their problem-solving skills, learn to work in teams, develop empathy, and gain a deep understanding of the human experience in all its diversity. Our curriculum helps student strengthen their communication skills and realize their own unique style of leadership. The skills gained in our degree programs and courses are transferable and relevant to many areas of study and work.