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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

Online Resources

  • Canadian Theological Society
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
  • Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion
  • International Society for the Sociology of Religion
  • Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation
  • Ontario Council for International Cooperation
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

More career resources are available through the Career Centre’s Navigator portal.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Employers have identified these top four skills as important when evaluating 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.

Collaboration/Teamwork Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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 Skills

  • 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.