Want to join the legal profession? Students in the pre-law program declare a regular major—and religion makes an excellent choice. In fact, several highly ranked law schools offer dual-degree programs in law and divinity (University of Chicago, Duke, Pepperdine, Wake Forest).

A major in religion will sharpen your critical thinking skills and teach you how to interpret texts and codes. As law school admissions become increasingly competitive, the combination of law and religion can make your application stand out.

And did you know that religion and philosophy majors who take the LSAT consistently have the second or third highest average scores when grouped according to majors?