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What Do Theology Graduates Do?

Students finishing with a major in Biblical Studies or Theological Studies, or a minor in Christian Thought, Biblical Studies, or Theology & Ethics, will find themselves equipped to move in a number of different personal and professional directions since they will acquire through these programs not only profession-specific competencies and knowledge, but also important life skills and habits that are transferable to a number of professional pursuits or advanced degrees. Previous majors have found themselves going on to graduate school or seminary, taking up posts in businesses and non-profit organizations, entering church ministry, or working in fields related to public service (social work, relief work, health care, etc.).

Examples of Youth Ministry Alumni Making Impact

Where Youth Ministry Department Majors Work After Eastern

Eastern alumni are employed at some of the following companies and organizations:

  • Your Helpful Neighbor, Owner 
  • Youth for Christ, Missionary
  • Cope Home Services, Owner
  • Urban Youth Collaborative, President
  • Keuka College, Chaplain  
  • Holy Redeemer Church, Hospice Chaplain
  • Calvary Baptist Church, Director of Youth Ministries
  • Thorndale United Methodist Church, Director of Contemporary Worship
  • Women's Education & Leadership Fund, Director
  • Pine Lake Fellowship Camp, Director
  • Salem United Methodist Church, Pastor
  • Afilius U.S., Team Leader
  • Bethany United Methodist Church, Youth Minister
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, Executive Minister
  • Calvary Baptist Church,Youth and College Pastor
  • Harvest View Church, Worship Leader/Songwriter
  • First United Methodist Church, Minister of Discipleship Outreach,
  • Newyork Presbyterian Church, Assistant Pastor    
  • First United Methodist Church, Junior High Youth Ministry
  • Touch the World Ministries, Director of Marketing and Development
  • St.Johns Presbyterian Church, Director of Christian Education
  • North East Christian Church, Associate Pastor
  • and many more!

Professions for Youth Ministries Majors

Youth Ministries Majors can be found working in the following industries and professions, among many others:

  • Church Ministry
  • College Ministry
  • Student Development
  • Residential programs  for at risk-youth
  • Social service organizations 
  • Inner city and urban youth ministry
  • International student ministries
  • Christian schools
  • Youth camps
  • Para-Church Ministry
  • Outdoor and Wilderness Ministry
  • Camping Ministry
  • College and Young Adult Ministry
  • Chaplaincy in children's hospitals*
  • Student Activities Officer*
  • Student Housing Officer*

*may require additional education