Religious Studies, B.A.

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Job growth of religious studies careers is expected to grow substantially, with an 12 percent increase expected from 2020-2030.

Explore human existence, meaning, and the nature of reality in Daemen's religious studies program.

Program Benefits

  • Students learn to think critically about many areas, including religious traditions, ethics, moral dilemmas in societies, and more depending on their interests and career goals.
  • Interdisciplinary courses connect to other departmental majors, minors, pathways, and concentrations, including medical humanities, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, Holocaust studies, philosophy of art, environmental ethics, and more. 
  • Courses contribute to the liberal arts education and may also be taken as electives to complement curricula leading to various career fields.
  • Placements and hands-on experiences are available at community agencies and many other settings.
  • Students have the opportunity to volunteer in community-based service learning projects.
  • Cooperative education and international studies opportunities are available.
  • Students work one-on-one with a faculty member to help design their major and conduct research based on their particular interests.
  • Program offers minors in philosophy, which help advance students’ critical and creative thinking skills. 
Medical Ethics Courses

Daemen students majoring in areas such as physician assistant studies, nursing, or pre-med can use our courses to their advantage by learning more about medical ethics. This can lead to enhanced patient care and add to their overall knowledge and experience for the workforce. 

Career Outlook

Our degree in religious studies provides graduates with strong critical thinking and writing skills, making them valuable to companies in a variety of industries.

  • Nonprofit director
  • Interfaith advisor
  • Charity officer
  • Outreach or aid worker
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Government or library researcher