What Can I Do with My Theology Major?

Overview

The study of theology enhances one’s awareness of, and sensitivity to, religious questions and values. Students consider both historical and contemporary questions related to theological and religious thought. The theology major develops an appreciation for the similarities and differences of religious beliefs and practices among cultures and acquires skills that are relevant to a variety of careers.

Skills

The study of theology facilitates the development of a core set of skills sought after by employers in a wide range of occupational settings. A sample of these skills and abilities follows.

Critical Thinking

  • Taking a reasoned approach to problem solving
  • Critical evaluation of religious questions
  • Integration of cross-cultural theological thought
  • Analyzing new ideas

Human Relations

  • Awareness of individual and cultural differences
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Helping others organize and express unique points of view

Communication

  • Objective listening
  • Effective writing
  • Conveying complex information
  • Speaking to groups
  • Reading critically

Sample Internship Opportunities

  • Advocacy Agencies (e.g., The Children’s Defense Fund, International Women’s Democracy Center)
  • Communications (e.g., CNN, APCO Worldwide, Institute for Women’s Policy Research)
  • Education/Training (e.g., universities, Points of Light Foundation)
  • Service Ministries (e.g., General Board of Global Ministries, Catholic Network of Volunteer Service)
  • Social Service Agencies (e.g., Starlight Children’s Foundation, Shelter House, Inc., Green Door, Catholic Charities, DC Rape Crisis Center, So Others Might Eat)

Where are Georgetown Theology Majors Now?

  • Arts consultant
  • Marketing research analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Ministry/Clergy
  • Public policy management
  • Chef
  • College volunteer coordinator
  • Columnist
  • Counselor
  • Crypto-linguist
  • Diplomat
  • Fundraiser
  • Hospital administrator
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management analyst
  • Music Minister
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Religious Education Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Technical Writer
  • Television Producer

Relevant Websites and Publications

Professional Organizations

For information about career options, internships, and full-time opportunities, contact the Career Education Center at One Leavey Center, (202) 687-3493 or visit our website. For more information about the major and degree requirements, contact the Department of Theology at 120 New North, (202) 687-5846.