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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.

Religious Studies and Applied Ethics

This major allows you to analyze problems more realistically as many people make ethical decisions in context of their religious beliefs or worldviews. Knowing the religious contexts of people’s decisions, you can better assess the issues & choices in moral problems.

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; understanding of differing cultural practices and the behaviour of individuals as it is influenced by culture.

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.

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; Exposure to different languages 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

  • Advocate
  • Campus Religious Coordinator
  • Communications Advisor
  • Community Development Officer
  • Community Projects Coordinator
  • Conflict Management Specialist
  • Critical Analyst
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Denominational Representative
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Export Marketer
  • Family Counsellor
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Government Official Assistant
  • Historic Site Guide
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Development Advisor
  • Project Officer
  • Media Relations Advisor
  • Mediator
  • Missionary
  • Multicultural Liaison
  • Paralegal - Mediation
  • Parole Officer
  • Pastoral Counsellor
  • Policy Advisor
  • Public Service Worker
  • Religious Advisor
  • Religious Educator
  • Religious Publications Writer
  • Research Officer
  • Resource Liaison
  • Seminary Administrator
  • Social Services Worker
  • Student Services Officer
  • Teacher / Facilitator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth / Community Worker

Potential Industries

  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Church Administration
  • Community Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Community / Social Services
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Counselling/Coaching
  • Diversity Training
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethics
  • Education
  • Exports and Trades
  • Family Support
  • Foreign Service
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Government - all levels
  • Health Services
  • Heritage & History
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Industrial Relations
  • International Development
  • International Corporations
  • Library Services
  • Lobbying
  • Publishing / Multicultural Publications
  • Missionary Organizations
  • Museums
  • Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs
  • Public Administration & Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Organizations/Ministries
  • Theology
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Writing

Associations & Professional Development


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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.

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Faculty Contact

Arts Students' Centre
Social Sciences Building, SS102
T: 403.220-6318

Clubs on Campus: A+ Arts Club

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020


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