Religious Studies | Careers

Your background in religious studies will prepare you for such careers as teaching or directing religious education, or working as a pastoral minister. You will have the educational foundation you need to pursue graduate school in religion, philosophy, or many other fields. Graduates of Mount Mercy's program are now working as:

  • Director of Religious Education
  • Associate Director of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministries
  • Church Rector
  • Pastoral Associate
  • Critical Care Educator
  • Archives Librarian
  • Research Attorney

What our graduates say:
“Mount Mercy helped prepare me for my career by catering the classes to what I wanted to do with my degree. The benefit of getting my degree from Mount Mercy was the personal attention I received from my professors.”
– Theresa Barthel ’05
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, Illinois