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3. Theology and religion

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $32,000Median wage mid-career: $49,000Unemployment rate: 1.0%Underemployment rate: 46.9%Share with graduate degree: 42.2%

A theology and religion major is the academic study of the beliefs underlying different religious faiths. A theology curriculum may focus on one religion faith or include the interdisciplinary study of many faiths. Students who undertake this course of study understand the history, doctrines, beliefs, and applications of religion. Many theology students become pastors, rectors, campus ministers, or chaplins. Others become teachers, counselors, and other social service workers. Students who study theology and religion have the lowest unemployment rate of any major at 1 percent.