A religion major is excellent preparation for graduate study in religion, a career in ordained ministry or as a scholar of religion, but that is not all. During the last five years, 100 percent of Thiel religion majors who have chosen graduate studies have been accepted at their first-choice graduate school. During that same period, religion majors who have not gone onto graduate studies have an employment rate of 100 percent in careers such as teacher, insurance agent, retail manager or nonprofit administrator.
Liz Koerner ’16
Student at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
She is pursuing her Master of Divinity with an emphasis in interfaith studies.
Kourtney Polvinale ’16
Student at Naropa University (Boulder, Colo.)
She was accepted with the highest merit scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling.
Kathleen Kent ’15
Student at Vanderbilt University Divinity School
She was accepted to master’s degree programs at Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Claremont Graduate University.