University of Vermont

CAS Religion Major


Alumni with a degree in Religion pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Religion.

Job Title

Career Industry

Producer Radio and Television
Psychotherapist Counseling
Overseas Manager Real Estate
Brewer Manufacturing and Distribution
Carpenter Construction
Registered Nurse Nursing
Teacher Education
Psychiatrist Medicine
Speech Pathologist Speech Pathology and Audiology
Catholic Priest Clergy
Production Consultant Consulting
Headmaster Secondary Education
Compensation/Benefits Manager Human Resources
CT Technologist Physical and Occupational Therapy
Assistant Director Performing Arts
Investment Analyst Financial Planning and Management
Attorney Law
Field Organizer Non-profit Adminstration

Recent Employers

Google, Inc. Killington Mountain School
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Wells Fargo Bank
Lindt Company Brooklyn Law School
United Airlines UBS Financial Services
New York State Bar Association Liz Claiborne
Houston Chronicle Healthnet, Inc.
Connecticut Association for Human Services

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Religion

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Logical thinking
Using deductive reasoning to explore and explain intangible ideas

Sensitivity to people and problems

Clear oral and written communication
Debate preparation
Ability to articulate positions concisely
Editing skills

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Ability to recognize and interpret patterns and observed similarities

Developing theories and arguments
Generating ideas

Close, extensive reading of texts and articles
Organization of ideas and materials

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working in groups to solve problems
Listening critically to other people
Interpreting and explaining different viewpoints

Understanding of other cultures and beliefs
Sensitivity to different points of view
Evaluating religious differences

Understanding the present through reflection and investigation of the past
Understanding of religious values and norms across cultures


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