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Theology

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Sample Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

The practice of theology requires study of the origins and uses of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the history of Christianity (Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant), contemporary theologies, and theological ethics. Graduates are prepared for professional and graduate study in business, law, medicine, counseling, and higher education among others.

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What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Chaplain
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Child Support Services Workers
  • Missionary Worker
  • Clergy Member
  • Museum Curator
  • Campus Ministry
  • Community Welfare Worker
  • Policy Associate
  • Philosophy & Religion Professor
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Family Caseworker
  • Social Psychologist
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Social Worker
  • Historian
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Diplomat
  • Writer/Author

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Arc of Monmouth
  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services
  • Bloomberg, LP
  • Correctional Mental Health Center
  • Family Violence
  • East Baltimore Mental Health Partnership
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Loyola University Maryland, Office of Campus Ministry
  • Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • St. Mary’s School
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Villa Maria
  • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

Gavin Blasdel
Alumni

Gavin Blasdel

Gavin’s time at Loyola gave him the skills for graduate school—and instilled his passion for teaching

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