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Department of Religious Studies
Nonprofit Leadership Concentration
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In order to provide a career track for our majors,  the Department of Religious Studies has developed a Concentration in Nonprofit Leadership, the first Religious Studies Department in the United States to do so.  We have alumni working in the non-profit sector now, and jobs openings in non-profit organizations continue to rise, according to MSU’s CERI employer survey, and account for more than ten percent of the US economy.  Your Nonprofit Concentration requires only four courses, all of which count toward a B.A. in Religious Studies.  The four courses may include REL185, Intro to Nonprofits, REL 210, Religion and the Environment, REL 485, Religion and Nonprofit Leadership, REL 493, an Internship, and REL 499, your senior thesis project.

This is the only such Nonprofit Leadership Concentration at MSU, and one of the only such opportunities in the United States. 

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Studying religion at Michigan State University prepares you with global cultural knowledge for a range of possible careers, including government, the corporate world, or nonprofits.

We are the only place at MSU where you can get a Concentration in Nonprofit Leadership that will appear on your official transcripts.

Why Religious Studies?

Learning about religions means that you understand different cultures and develop a more global perspective. Religious Studies is the ideal major for those who seek a career in non-government organizations (NGOs), non-profit organizations, government, or international corporations, where a deeper understanding of cultures is essential to furthering organizational aims and your future career. Interested in obtaining a major or minor in Religious Studies? Explore your interest by enrolling in our classes.

Religious Studies exemplifies Michigan State University’s Liberal Learning Goals. By studying religion, you can tailor your educational experience to fit your own future career path. The study of religion can be combined in innovative ways with a whole range of diverse careers. We look forward to helping you shape your educational experiences and your future career. Stop by and visit with us!

To study religion is to develop cultural knowledge that will be of value both to you and to your future employer.
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