What Our Graduates Are Doing
Graduates of the B.A. program in Theology and Religious Studies have had outstanding success in finding desired jobs upon graduation in a variety of theology-related and some non-theology related fields.Every one of our graduates over the past two years has been able to find rewarding work or further studies in a field they desire. Most of these fields are directly related to theology. Twenty-five percent of our students pursue graduate studies, mostly in theology, but some in law or religious studies. Sixty percent of our graduates have gone on to one of the following: youth ministry, education, ministry with vulnerable populations; or ordained/religious life. Fifteen percent of our graduates work in non-theology related positions including entertainment and public relations.
The School of Theology and Religious Studies has demonstrated effectiveness in helping students attain their educational goals by a very reasonable time to degree completion rate and a high placement within their first year. In terms of relevance to career aspirations, 80 percent of the graduates of 2010-11, 2012-13, and 2013-14 said their present occupation was “highly related” to their STRS degree. A preponderance of graduates go into education or religious work (100 percent of 2008-09 graduates, 87.5 percent of 2009-2010 graduates, 95 percent of 2010-11 graduates, 89 percent of 2011-12 graduates, 80 percent of 2012-13 graduates, 91.6 percent of 2013-14 graduates, and 100 percent of 2014-2015 graduates). According to the alumni survey administered in 2016, over 80 percent of the respondents state that their occupation is highly related to their degree. Less than 10 percent stated that it is not relevant at all. Of all doctoral students who enrolled between 2006 and 2016, over 70 percent finished their degrees in seven years or less.