Associate Degree in Religious Studies


Church ministry, $32,000* Church administration, $62,000* Family and youth ministry, $39,000* Clergy, $47,540** Director of religious activities and education, $44,240** Sales representative, $61,450**

*Annual median salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

The associate of arts in religious studies degree can be the foundation for four-year college studies in religion. The program also provides excellent preparation for additional studies in for a variety of fields, including religion, law, education, counseling, business, journalism, politics, medicine and the arts.

Potential Careers

  • Church ministry
  • Church administration
  • Family and youth ministry
  • Clergy,
  • Director of religious activities and education
  • Non-profit sector employee
  • Teacher
  • Parish or congregational work
  • Sales representative
  • Religious writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Promotional speaker
  • Lay missioner