The study of religion can lead to a career as a member of the clergy, a religious education director, or a counselor.
Beyond that, however, the study of world religions across space and time leads to a greater understanding of different cultures, people, and ways of thinking about the world and humanity's place in it. The study of one's own and other people's religion can both deepen faith and expand the horizons of what is meant by religion, spirituality, and humankind's relationship to the transcendent. It can help to answer the fundamental questions of humankind.
Students who want to become truly well-educated would do well to include the study of the liberal arts, including religion, in their educational plans.
Important Dates & Deadlines
"Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular
color, but the candle is always there."
Degrees and Certificates Offered
Religious Studies, AA
Religious studies approaches the investigation of world religions with the attitude that a fundamental understanding of the values and beliefs of the world's peoples is necessary for an educated person who wants to be an informed and responsible citizen. Much of our planet's art, literature, political and social systems, science and technology have a basis in religion. Religious studies attempts to demonstrate those important connections. Furthermore, history is filled with uncountable religious wars, persecution and intolerance stemming from religious bias. Studying the world's religions openly and without prejudice can do no less than help students acquire a greater awareness of and appreciation for the diversity and unity of world religions.
LCC is an open enrollment college serving all those who are excited to learn. Applicants seeking financial aid must possess a high school diploma or GED.
The occupations listed below may require education beyond an Associate Degree. Please see Career Coach for specific career requirements.