The study of religion at Luther College is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on and engaging with a wide range of disciplines including history, political science, philosophy, sociology, psychology, classics, and the natural sciences. For this reason, our program prepares students for diverse careers by helping you develop competency in multiple disciplines.
If you are interested in the study of religion but are not planning to pursue a career in professional ministry, consider the many different professions that need people with a solid education in religious studies.
These are just a few of the many careers in which you might benefit from a major or minor in religion.
If professional ministry is your vocational goal, the department will help you prepare for professional degrees at seminaries and divinity schools. Our pre-ministry coordinator, Professor Kristin Swanson, can provide you information on the many schools our graduates have gone on to attend, including ELCA seminaries, such as Luther Seminary and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), and divinity schools, such as Harvard Divinity School and Vanderbilt Divinity School. Some of our students have also developed interests in teaching and research and have gone on to study in prominent doctoral programs across the country.
Here's how a few Luther religion graduates are employed: