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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required. 

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship prepares you for a career in or as:

  • activist/lobbyist
  • denominational program coordinator
  • international development
  • journalist/editor
  • international church work/missions
  • refugee resettlement worker
  • volunteer coordinator
  • youth pastor/youth worker

The BA in Christian Studies and Global Citizenship prepares you for further education towards a career as:

  • chaplain
  • clergy/pastor/minister
  • guidance and vocational counsellor
  • librarian/library technician
  • psychotherapist
  • public policy analyst
  • social worker/counsellor
  • teacher/professor

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • church organizations
  • community organizations
  • educational institutions
  • government
  • hospitality industry
  • media organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • planning councils
  • religious institutions
  • social service agencies
  • relief/development organizations
  • resettlement organizations

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers identify these competencies as very important when recruiting entry-level candidates. As a Laurier student, you gain these skills through the opportunities available to you.

Functional Knowledge

  • Understand and think critically about your spiritual beliefs.
  • Learn how to be a socially-responsible citizen and understand the value and practice of being involved in your local community.
  • Appreciate cultural and religious diversity, and gain skills in working with marginalized groups.
  • Recognize and appreciate the role of conscience in faith and its practices.
  • Understand the role that religious life plays in public life.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration/Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.
  • Use research, analysis and communication skills to learn from and inform others.

Problem-Solving

  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, and identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.