Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy is a basic field of inquiry. Its range encompasses ideas and issues in every domain of human experience; and its methods apply to problems of an unlimited variety. The major in philosophy can develop not only philosophical skill and sophistication but also critical thinking and writing abilities that are readily applicable to pursuits in other academic areas, useful in careers far removed from philosophy, and valuable in everyday social and personal life. The study of philosophy can profoundly affect both the thinking one does and the kind of person one is. We offer three approaches to the philosophy major, a minor, and specific graduate courses.

The program in Religion offers students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of religious experience within its social, historical, literary, and political context. Students study specific religious traditions such as Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism and using a comparative approach they explore themes across faith traditions. Through the major, a student will have the opportunity to study a range of religions and a variety of methods of understanding the key dimensions of religious life.

Job Titles

Campus Religious CoordinatorLobbyist
Church/Temple/Mosque AdministratorParalegal
CuratorPublic Policy Manager
Foreign DiplomatReligious Leader*
Human Resources Manager*Religious Education Teacher

Positions that require additional education, training, or licensing are indicated by an (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
American Civil Liberties Union of ColoradoJewish Child and Family Services
American TrainingJustice for All
Beacon PressPumpkin Hollow Retreat Center


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Human ResourcesReligion

Internships and Co-ops

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Ethics and International Affairs Internship
  • Research and Cultural Outreach Internship
  • Community Engagement Internship
  • Religion and Conflict Resolution Internship
  • Religion and Diversity Education Internship
  • Spiritual Leadership Internship

Use,, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


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