Fulfill your God-given potential with a career in theology

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you." — Psalm 32:8

So what can you do with a theology degree from the University of Saint Mary?

As a theology graduate, you will have the skills needed to succeed in a variety of professional careers, ranging from education to business and health care to pastoral work to teaching. Many graduates pursue specialized master’s degrees and even doctoral levels to increase their career options.

Careers in the theology average $37,000-$50,000+ (depending upon position) annually, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Statistics, but salaries vary by region. Theology graduates can and do pursue a variety of career options that include:

  • Director of adult religious education

  • Director of Youth ministry

  • Non-profit work

  • Director of RCIA

  • High school religion teacher

  • High school campus minister

  • Coordinator of religious education (youth)

  • Diocesan youth director

  • Pastoral associate

  • Medical center chaplain

  • Journalist

  • Religious publishing, marketing, and communications


Preston Becker - Class of 2012

USM Theology & Pastoral Ministry double major now working as the Catholic Campus Minister for Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indianapolis, Ind.

“My classes were challenging, and the faculty helped us all grow, not only as students, but as people. I really like the diverse group of faculty members working at USM. They have a passion for teaching and that passion helped light a fire inside my heart as well.
“It’s a great group of people, and I’m definitely thankful for the experience.”