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Careers

Nationally, Religion majors perform exceptionally well on standardized tests for post-graduate and professional study. Religion majors are among the top three performers on the Verbal and Analytical Writing sections of the GRE for graduate school, and on the LSAT exam for law school.

In the Department of Religion at Montclair State, we maintain ties with alumni long after graduation day and are proud of their success.

If you’re a student thinking about careers for Religious Studies majors, here’s a glimpse of our
graduates’ career paths.*

33% – Education (college/university & K-12 education)
24% – Helping Professions (ministry, social services, health & wellness)
22% – Business (management, marketing, training, sales)
7% – Law & Government

7% – Freelance/Part-time (writing/editing, art/design)
7% – Graduate/Professional School

*These figures are for 40% of Montclair State Religious Studies alumni.
If you’re an alum who’s not been in touch for a while, please send us an update! We continue to
collect data about alumni careers and will refresh it periodically.