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Knight Distinguished Professor for the Study of Religion & Culture

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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A religious studies minor compliments a variety of different disciplines, including history, philosophy, psychology, French, English, International Relations, and more. It is also a foundation for personal study and exploration that can become an important part of one's life outside a chosen occupation. Graduates in Religious Studies have pursued a wide variety of careers in field such as law, ministry, higher education, psychotherapy, and medicine. In a complex world filled with religious and political strife, a minor in religious studies can be the foundation for a tolerant and sensitive understanding of religious diversity.

Graduate Student, Master of History, Colorado State University. Jacob Scholl '09. Fort Collins, Colorado. 

French Teacher, Providence Public School Department. Elizabeth Karner '08.

Student Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Robert Kurtz '05.

Librarian, Tufts University. Leah Nelson '96. Medford, Massachusetts.

Emergency Room Physician, Mercy Hospital. J. Michael Owens '74.

Attorney, Robert Krehbiel '71.

Professor of Mass Communication, Eastern Illinois University. Joseph Heumann '71. Charleston, Illinois. 

Psychotherapist, Joseph Boatwright '60.

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Religious Studies Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of Religious Studies Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Retail Salespersons
  3. Biological Technicians
  4. Clergy
  5. Paralegals
  6. Editors


Estimated Salary of Alumni with Religious Studies Degrees

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