Undergraduate Major & Minor College of Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts


In a world where most social and political conflicts contain a religious dimension, it becomes increasingly necessary to have a better understanding of religion’s diversity and influence in regional, national, and global life. When you study religion at PLU, you’ll discover the history, thought, and practice of various traditions while exploring and clarifying your own worldview.

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, school teachers and college professors, lay and ordained religious leaders and leaders in local and global agencies devoted to healthcare and the environment.

Graduates from the last 5 years: Their jobs

  • Secondary Science Teacher, Peace Corps
  • Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Licenced Geologist, Project Manager, Antea Group
  • Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Christ Lutheran Church
  • IT Support Technician, Amazon
  • Administrative Assistant, Mt. Cross Ministries
  • High School Social Studies Teacher, Issaquah School District
  • Case Aide, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • HRIS Coordinator, American Airlines

Graduates from the last last 5 years: Their graduate programs

  • Master of Theological Studies, Emory University School Chandler School of Theology
  • MEd in Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, University of Puget Sound
  • Master of Arts, Yale Divinity School
  • Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Master of Arts in Religion, Vanderbilt University
  • 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
  • Ph.D, in Theology, Drew University
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