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A religion major is excellent preparation for graduate study in religion, a career in ordained ministry or as a scholar of religion, but that is not all. During the last five years, 100 percent of Thiel religion majors who have chosen graduate studies have been accepted at their first-choice graduate school. During that same period, religion majors who have not gone onto graduate studies have an employment rate of 100 percent in careers such as teacher, insurance agent, retail manager or nonprofit administrator.

Alumni Stories

Liz Koerner ’16
Student at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

She is pursuing her Master of Divinity with an emphasis in interfaith studies.

  • Major: Sociology
  • Clubs & Activities: Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride, Chi Alpha Epsilon, Chi Omega, Lutheran Student Movement

Kourtney Polvinale ’16
Student at Naropa University (Boulder, Colo.)

She was accepted with the highest merit scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in clinical mental health mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling.

  • Major: Psychology
  • Clubs & Activities: Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Chi, dance team, Dietrich Honors Institute, psychology club, The Thiel Players, Psi Chi

Kathleen Kent ’15
Student at Vanderbilt University Divinity School

She was accepted to master’s degree programs at Harvard Divinity School, University of Chicago Divinity School, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Claremont Graduate University.

  • Major: Theology and youth ministry
  • Clubs & Activities: Alpha Chi, equestrian club, Kappa Delta Pi, Lutheran Student Movement