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Most students often think of ministry, research and teaching when thinking about what to do with a religious studies degree, but there are so many more options. Students with a background in religion move into a diverse range of occupations spanning from government and international relations to business, law and counseling. Kirkwood is here to help you explore your career options by providing exciting experiences inside and outside of the classroom to help you find the best path for you.
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION
The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest association of scholars in the field of religious studies and related topics. With over 10,000 members worldwide, it is a nonprofit association that serves as a professional and learned society for scholars involved with the academic study of religion. In addition, the American Academy of Religion conducts a national survey to determine the long-term impacts of the religious studies major.
SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE
Founded in 1880, the Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest learned society devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines.