Religion

A Simpson religion degree will  prepare you for a variety of careers. You will learn to evaluate complex problems as you become familiar with texts and traditions of various religious communities. You will develop your writing and critical thinking skills. You’ll explore issues of personal integrity, moral responsibility, social justice, interreligious connections, and global citizenship as you move through the required and elective courses in the major.

Religion majors pursue careers in ministry (including pastoral ministry, music and youth ministry, and pastoral counseling), law, government, journalism, public service, social work, and teaching. Some majors work in the corporate world. We also have an impressive record of sending students to some of the most prestigious graduate schools in the country. Of the eight majors who graduated in 2015-16, four received full-ride scholarship offers to graduate schools, and five will matriculate in the fall, three in theological schools, one in a student development program and one in a graduate program in religious studies. One 2016 graduate is deputy press seccretary for a United States Senator and the other two are engaged full-time in the workforce.

For more information about pursuits of our religion graduates, click here.

To visit the religion department Facebook group page, click here.

Success Stories

Grant Woodley ’02 and Nicole Brooks Woodley ’02- Preaching At The Largest Church In Iowa

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