After Graduation - Department of Philosophy and Religion - Christopher Newport University

Department of Philosophy and Religion

After Graduation

At Christopher Newport, philosophy and religious studies majors are uniquely qualified for life after graduation in a variety of ways:

  • The nature of philosophical and religious inquiry invites you to reflect on how a vocation is not just a job, but a calling. Our majors cultivate both the job skills and life commitments that lead to more fulfilling careers.
  • Our emphasis on critical-thinking skills, analytic problem solving and holistic analysis helps our majors score among the highest of all majors on admissions tests for law school, medical school and graduate school.
  • These same skills uniquely prepare you for lasting success in any career path you pursue, placing you among the highest mid-career salary earners of all majors in fields outside of science, technology, engineering and math.

Drawing on this multi-level vocational development, philosophy majors regularly pursue exciting careers in:

  • Writing
  • Publishing
  • Political strategy
  • Teaching
  • Criminology
  • Law
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Counseling
  • Technology
  • Government

Religious studies and pre-seminary students regularly pursue meaningful careers as a:

  • Minister
  • Counselor
  • Advocate
  • Crisis manager
  • Teacher
  • Denominational publisher
  • Religious education director
  • Church administrator
  • Missionary
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