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Theology

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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Theology majors

Overview of major

The practice of theology requires study of the origins and uses of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity (Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant), contemporary theologies, and theological ethics. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate study in business, law, medicine, counseling, and higher education among others.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Chaplain
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Child Support Services Workers
  • Missionary Worker
  • Clergy Member
  • Museum Curator
  • Community Welfare Worker
  • Philosophy & Religion Professor
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Family Caseworker
  • Social Psychologist
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Social Worker
  • Historian
  • Writer/Author

Examples of internships

  • Arc of Monmouth
  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services
  • Bloomberg, LP
  • Correctional Mental Health Center
  • Family Violence
  • East Baltimore Mental Health Partnership
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Loyola University Maryland, Office of Campus Ministry
  • Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • St. Mary’s School
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Villa Maria
  • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

Possible career fields

Local, health & welfare ministries

  • Youth & adult
  • Counseling/recovery
  • Religious education
  • Food bank
  • Family life center management
  • Music
  • Chaplaincy
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Publishing

Social services

  • Vocational training
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis services
  • Counseling
  • Camp administration
  • Programming
  • Public relations

Clergy & chaplaincy

Missions

  • Church & community development
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Community centers
  • Evangelism

Education

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Counseling
  • Campus ministry
  • Religious life programming
  • Administration

Business

  • Human resources
  • Administration
  • Building management

Communications

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Public relations

Possible work settings

  • Churches, synagogues & mosques
  • Religious organizations
  • Non-profits
  • Hospitals
  • Shelters
  • Nursing homes
  • Foster care
  • Correctional institutions
  • Mental health facilities
  • Schools
  • Assisted living & retirement homes
  • Monastries
  • Military
  • Seminaries
  • Universities
  • Religious bookstores & publishers

Important skills and abilities

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Counseling
  • Active listening
  • Leadership
  • Foreign language
  • Moral & ethical
  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • Research
  • Self-discipline

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Majoring in Success (CP Category)
  • Keys to Liberal Arts Success (CP Section)
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors (CP Section)
  • Life During College (CP Section)
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads (CP Section)
  • The WetFeet Insider Guide to Industries and Careers for Undergrads (CP Section)
  • 150 Best Jobs for a Better World (NP Section)
  • The Nonprofit Career Guide (NP Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Theology majors

  • Master of Divinity
  • JD
  • MA, Religious Studies
  • PhD, East Asian Art
  • MS, Clinical Psychology
  • MBA, Nonprofit Management
  • MA, Bioethics and Medical Humanities
  • MA, Peace and Conflict Management Studies
  • MA, Religion

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