To date, we’ve asked 21 current and past theology and religious vocations students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it above average.

Your major should make you feel excited to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a theology and religious vocations degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a theology and religious vocations degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are theology and religious vocations students compared to other degrees?

Overall, theology and religious vocations students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.7 out of 5. This is high compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, theology and religious vocations students rate their happiness similarly to students in Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Theatre Arts and Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to theology and religious vocations

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Game And Interactive Media Design$58,129
Philosophy and Related Studies$64,363
Art History$57,833
English Composition$53,905
Theology and Religious Vocations$48,546
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies$63,707
Theatre Arts$50,829
Philosophy and Religious Studies$67,546
English$62,640
East Asian Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics$56,450

Let's break that down further.

Are theology and religious vocations students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
4.5 out of 5 stars
25 ratings
5 stars
68%
4 stars
20%
3 stars
8%
2 stars
4%
1 stars
0%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
4.5 out of 5 stars
26 ratings
5 stars
58%
4 stars
35%
3 stars
0%
2 stars
4%
1 stars
0%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in theology and religious vocations experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did theology and religious vocations graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what theology and religious vocations grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.7 out of 5 stars
24 ratings
5 stars
13%
4 stars
4%
3 stars
33%
2 stars
38%
1 stars
13%

We can see there’s a cluster of negative responses, which might indicate a declining or competitive job market.

Were theology and religious vocations students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.7 out of 5 stars
21 ratings
5 stars
38%
4 stars
24%
3 stars
19%
2 stars
10%
1 stars
5%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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