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Career Services Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Classical & Early Christian Studies

Classical and Early Christian Studies combines Greek and Roman Studies with Religions Studies to examine the first eight centuries of Christianity.

Key Skills & Knowledge

Critical analysis and thinking - Understanding of differing cultural practices and the behaviour of individuals as it is influenced by culture; Think thoroughly and systematically, using methods of conceptual analysis, reasoning, and detailed description; Logical thinking and deductive reasoning

Interpersonal - Interact with diverse groups; Cross cultural understanding, awareness and sensitivity; Teamwork and the ability to work independently; Conflict resolution skills

Interdisciplinary perspective - Ability to apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines to the understanding of concepts, people and situations; Exposure to different cultural environments and languages

Problem solving ability - Make appropriate decisions and solve problems

Communication - Proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communication; Public speaking skills, comfortable with debating ideas and persuading and influencing others; Writing skills; Able to explain and present ideas and data clearly; Articulate, understand and explain abstract ideas

Qualitative and quantitative research skills - Data collection, analysis and presentation in written format

Understanding of human spiritual and social needs - Knowledge of different religious beliefs, doctrines, and practices; Knowledge of many of the great religious traditions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism); Knowledge of the writings and thinking about the many questions facing human beings, such as "the meaning and purpose of life"

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo

  • Academic Advisor
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Campus Religious Coordinator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Community Development Officer
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Denominational Executive
  • Editor
  • Family Counsellor
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Freelance Writer
  • Group Home Counsellor
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Historic Site Guide
  • Human Rights Officer
  • International Development/Aid Project Officer
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Missionary
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Parole Officer
  • Pastoral Counsellor
  • Political Analyst
  • Public Service Worker
  • Religious Advisor
  • Religious Staff Writer
  • Research Officer
  • Seminary Administrator
  • Social Services Worker
  • Student Services Officer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Worker

Potential Industries

  • Adult and Youth Ministries
  • Church Administration
  • Community Development or Outreach
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Counselling/Coaching
  • Cultural Diversity Training
  • Editing
  • Ethics
  • Education
  • Foreign Service
  • Government
  • Health or Social Service Institutions
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Services
  • International Development
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Non-profit & NGOS
  • Public Service
  • Publishing Companies
  • Religious/Missionary Organizations
  • Research
  • Theology
  • Writing

Associations & Professional Development

Workshops

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Did you know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.

Publications

Key Contacts

Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318
E: ascarts@ucalgary.ca
W: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

Clubs on Campus: A+ Arts Club

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020
E: csstdnt@ucalgary.ca
W: ucalgary.ca/careers