Religious Studies (Religion, Politics and Global Affairs) (BA)
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The BA program in religious studies with a concentration in religion, politics and global affairs considers how the study of religion expands our understanding of political culture, communal formation, governance, nationalism, statehood and citizenship in both domestic and global contexts. The program explores the role religion has in shaping political values, social movements, civic organizations and communal norms, with particular attention on how religion impacts issues of health, the environment, migration, peace, conflict, violence, and on various issues of social justice. Special consideration is given to the religious intersections of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender and other vital facets of human community and identity.

Degree Offered

Religious Studies (Religion, Politics and Global Affairs) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Career Outlook

The concentration addresses the intersections of religion, politics and global affairs, preparing students for jobs in a variety of professions, including political organizing, legal advocacy, migration studies, ethics, international affairs and administration.

Specific career opportunities include:

  • advocacy
  • education
  • governmental or nongovernmental organizing
  • journalism
  • publishing

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$73,790
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary11.6%$63,630

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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