Professor Gammon with recent graduates

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. Ten of our twelve 2012 graduates are currently pursuing graduate education. Two of our five 2013 graduates are attending theological school, one is serving in Fiji as a Peace Corps volunteer, one is spending a year in Omaha volunteering with AmeriCorps, and one is pursuing a career in editing and creative writing.

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


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

Simpson College Alum Charise Flynn

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Charise Carstensen Flynn ’04- Des Moines Business Record “Forty Under 40”

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