Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


In a nation and world marked by vast religious diversity, it is increasingly necessary to be aware of America’s (and the world’s) religious landscape if you want to understand friends, co-workers, and neighbors near and far.

When you study religion at PLU, you’ll discover the history, thought, and practice of various traditions while exploring and clarifying your own world view. You’ll find professors committed to excellence in teaching, who will work with you to design a personalized major, double major or minor around your educational goals, and you’ll have opportunities for hands-on learning in research, field work, and service learning.

Through your study, you’ll be well-prepared for career fields that require critical, contextual, and creative thinking, ethical decision-making, and working with people. PLU religion graduates make significant contributions to the community as lawyers, educators, lay and ordained religious leaders, and leaders in local and global agencies devoted to health care and the environment.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Case Aide, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • Program Coordinator, Triage Cancer (legal nonprofit)
  • Secondary Science Teacher, Peace Corps
  • Elementary, junior high, and secondary school teachers
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Licenced Geologist, Project Manager, Antea Group
  • Vice President of Sales, US Fire Equipment
  • Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Christ Lutheran Church

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Arts, Yale Divinity School
  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts in Religion, Vanderbilt University
  • Law School, University of Washington
  • Master of Science in Psychology, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies, Lesley University
  • Master of Arts in American History, Norwich University
  • Ph.D, in Theology, Drew University
  • Ph.D. in Theology, Drew University
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