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Religions and Cultures

What can I do with my degree in Religions and Cultures?

About the program

People’s religious beliefs and cultural orientations touch on the most fundamental aspects of human existence: health, illness and death; sexuality; gender roles; power dynamics; social relationships; and the search for meaning. The study of religion at Concordia helps you to develop an informed appreciation for diversity of culture, gender, and sexual orientation and fully respect and understand the religious and cultural realities of others and to engage with the world as a truly global citizen. The program’s field work offers you to visit places of worship and meet people connected to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism in Montreal and to study languages spoken across the world. If you consider yourself a social activist, the programs in Religions and Cultures may be the place for you! For the latest information on programs, visit the Department of Religions and Cultures

Skills developed

As a student in Religions and Cultures, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills listed below. Your transferrable skills can be applied to many different jobs and situations that go beyond your field of study.

  • Understand different religious beliefs and people’s fundamental views of the world
  • Ability to explain the present in relation to the past  
  • Explaining ideas
  • Interpersonal skills, including interview skills
  • Proficiency in examining evidence
  • Research skills, data collection, process and synthesize data and explain complex ethical and practical dilemmas
  • Advocate for equality effectively

  • Read critically and write persuasively
  • Explain complex concepts and ideas to others effectively
  • Write reports and essays
  • Develop facilitation and animation skills
  • Interact with others and build professional relationships
  • Public speaking

  • Manage tasks and meet deadlines
  • Work under pressure
  • Influence and persuade
  • Make decisions and use sound judgement

  • Delegate
  • Manage conflict
  • Give and receive feedback
  • Lead and follow
  • Negotiate

  • Analyze and evaluate information to make a good judgement or conclusion
  • Observe, evaluate and explain ideas
  • Understand complex problems and identify solutions
  • Make sense of conflicting information
  • Ability to synthesize the underlying assumptions in an argument

Potential work settings

Below are examples of work settings where you can gain experience and develop your skills in your field of study. 

  • Archives
  • Art Councils
  • Art Galleries
  • Publishing Houses
  • Book Stores
  • Community and Social Services
  • Consulting Firms
  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act
  • Educational Institutions
  • Embassies / Consulates
  • Government (Municipal, Provincial and Federal)
  • Historical Societies / Associations
  • Housing Agencies
  • Human Rights Organizations
  • International Development
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms / Legal Services
  • Libraries
  • Lobbying Groups
  • Market Research Firms
  • Museums
  • Newspapers, Magazines and Publishing Companies
  • Nonprofit and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Services and Policy Groups
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio, Television and Film
  • Research Organizations
  • Youth Organizations

What jobs can a Bachelor’s degree in Religions and Cultures lead to?

Please note that many positions listed below may require related extra-curricular activities, volunteer or work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Case Manager
  • Child and Youth Worker / Officer
  • Community Development Worker / Officer
  • Community Relationship Specialist
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
  • Donor Relations Coordinator / Fundraiser
  • Employment Advisor
  • Employment Equity Officer
  • Family Service Worker
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Integration Aide
  • Missionary
  • Multifaith Coordinator
  • Non-Governemnt Organization worker for the integration of Refugees
  • Outreach Worker
  • Program / Project Coordinator
  • Religious Educational Administrator
  • Religious Rights Advocate
  • Social Services Worker
  • Shelter Supervisor
  • Volunteer Coordinator


  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service Investigator
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Employment Equity Officer
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Liaison Officer
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Program Development Officer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Service Administrator / Worker
  • Religion Analyst / Advisor
  • Welfare and Compensation Officer

  • Admissions Officer / Advisor
  • Career Advisor
  • Editorial Assistant / Representative
  • Education Specialist
  • Educational Facilitator
  • Program / Academic Advisor
  • Research Assistant / Coordinator
  • Social Research Assistant
  • Women’s Health Care Educator
  • Writer / Editor

Jobs and career possibilities with a Master's and PhD in Religions and Cultures

The job titles listed below are examples of careers requiring further education such as an MA or PhD degree, a second bachelor degree, a certificate or a graduate diploma and relevant work experience.

For details on these job titles, main duties and employment requirements visit Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC).

  • Family Counsellor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Media Director
  • Mediator
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Teacher
  • University Professor

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Explore career options

Explore the types of jobs for each industry and find out about required skills, education level and salary ranges in Canada:

Occupation - Government of Canada Job Bank: Find out about job prospects, wages and skills for specific job titles. You can use the job titles listed in the Career Possibilities – Bachelor degree and Career Possibilities – Beyond the bachelor degree for your search.

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Search job titles or companies - LinkedIn: Search by job title or field of study. You can also find out what type of positions individuals with the same degree as you have occupied.

Career Cruising

Explore your interests, learn about careers and find jobs on the Career Cruising website. Find the link and login information in the Student Hub's My CU Account.

Search for jobs

Browse the websites below to find jobs available in Quebec and Canada related to your field of study. You can also search the CAPS online job bank or find employers in Canada that hire new graduates in your field.

Book an appointment 

Want job search tips tailored to your goals and needs? Book an appointment with one of our Career Counsellors or Career Advisors by calling 514-848-2424, ext. 7345.*

*Only current Concordia students and recent alumni can access this service

Networking  and professional associations

Connect with professionals in the field and professional associations to find out what a day in your career of choice looks like. Professional associations websites also provide useful career descriptions and job hunting tips, and sometimes list job openings and potential employers. You can also attend one of our career workshops, career fairs or career panels to get a head start.

Here are a few recommended sites:

Contact us

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