Post-Graduate Data

Religious Studies

Religious Studies seeks to understand and interpret religions in various historical, cultural, and social contexts. It fosters scholarly skills such as close reading (of texts and other social and material data), excellence in writing and verbal expression, interpretation of the past from written and physical evidence, and interpretation of contemporary society.  By exploring the public and private concerns that religions engage—for example, the nature of community and solitude, suffering and death, good and evil—students discover new ways of interpreting the complex world in which they live. As students venture into the religions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, they learn about the formation and transmission of beliefs, behaviors, values, rituals, texts, institutions, and forms of community. Students also learn about conflict and accord within and between religions, as well as between religious and non-religious perspectives.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2013

Employment

  • Acting Program Director for Teacher Education, Breakthrough Providence
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach For America
  • English Teacher, Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Executive Assistant, RD3 Marketing
  • Marketing Director, Diane Cotton Jewelry
  • Organizer, Providence Student Union
  • Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Extension Agent, Peace Corps

Graduate School

  • Harvard Divinity School, MTS, Theological Studies
  • University of Chicago Divinity School, MA, Religious Studies

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship

2012

Employment

  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • Corps Member, Teach for America
  • Intern, Intelligence Squared
  • Intern, Keynote, a Division of Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Processing Clerk, Farmington Public Library
  • Sales Engineer, Citrix Systems, Inc.

Graduate School

  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • University of Chicago, M.Div, Religion
  • University of Texas Science Cente rHouston
  • Yale University School of Law, JD

Fellowships

  • Dorot Fellowship in Israel
  • Fulbright Fellowship