The Religious and Theological Studies (RTS) major at The King’s College requires two semesters of internships. Required internships are a distinguishing feature of the RTS program. In the past, King’s students in the RTS program have interned at the following institutions:
- Central Presbyterian Church
- Lower Manhattan Community Church
- charity: water
- National Christian Foundation
- Restore NYC
- Galilea Fellowship (Israel)
- Teach Beyond (Vietnam)
- Immigrant Hope
- The Grace and Mercy Foundation
- WEA United Nations
- The Center for Jewish History
- Brooklyn Arab American Friendship Center
- Resources and Aid Mobilization Foundation
- Bowery Mission
The following combinations of minors at King’s provides opportunities for RTS students to get real-world experience before entering the marketplace, the nonprofit sector, international affairs and diplomacy careers, or applying to graduate school. These minors compliment the RTS major and create career track opportunities in ways that will set graduates apart.
Religion and Global Affairs
The International Affairs minor provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions, ideas, and institutions that animate contemporary relations among peoples and states. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internships that explore the role of religion in the international sphere.
Religion, Business, and the Marketplace
The business management minor combined with the religious and theological studies equips students with a range of management skills and business skills including the language of business, managerial decision-making, project management, organizational design, and marketing abilities. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requires in a marketplace institutions guided by a religiously influenced code of ethics.
Religion, Culture, and the Arts
The Culture and the Arts minor combined with the RTS major introduces students to the study the cultural productions of world cultures and societies: architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, music, drama, religion, and philosophy. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements in an arts or culture-making organization guided by a religiously influenced worldview.
Religion and Economic Liberty
The Economics minor combined with the RTS major builds upon the economic training all students receive as part of the common core. Students with a minor in Economics develop analytical skills and learn how to apply the economic way of thinking to the complexities of the modern world, preparing students for a career in business, data management, government, non-profit, and public policy. RTS students with the economics minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements at an economics or public policy research institution or think-tank tank.
Religion and History
The History minor combined with the RTS major provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the key questions and methods in understanding what events, peoples, and ideas brought humans to the contemporary world. RTS with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements at an institution or organization that promotes a love of history like a historical society or a museum that draws on religious themes and content.
Religion and International Business
The International Business minor combined with the RTS major provides students with a broad-based understanding of key issues in international commerce, politics, and economic development, and offers students the chance to explore opportunities in the global marketplace. This program is particularly for those interested in business as missions. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements in an international business that draws from a religiously influenced code of ethics or operating philosophy in the global marketplace.
Religion and Journalism
As a hub for business, fashion, sports, book and entertainment journalism, New York is a perfect setting for students to study journalism and prepare for internships at magazines, newspapers, websites or TV networks. Students combining the RTS major with a journalism minor also benefit from the presence of The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at King’s, which brings top journalists to campus for speeches and lectures. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements with publications that focus on religious reporting or religiously influenced reporting.
Religion and Literature
The Literature Minor combined with the RTS major emphasizes reading original works by great writers in the Western tradition. As Christian scholars, literature teachers at King’s embrace a strategy of ethical reading that respects the insights of literary theory but affirms that texts can convey meaning, takes history and social context into account, and helps students enter fully into the inventive worlds of great authors to gain insight into the human condition. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements at a religiously affiliated publisher.
Religion and Media Studies
The Media minor combined with the RTS major develops a student’s skill at listening in on that exchange and understanding how it relates to our public and private choices in areas such as entertainment, newsgathering and life in our ever-changing democracy. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements with opportunities to hone production skills in film, television and social media with organizations with a particular religious affiliation.
Religion and Philosophy
The Philosophy minor combined with the RTS Major builds upon the philosophical preparation of the common core. Students study the central ideas of the major philosophers, such as Plato and Aristotle in Ancient Philosophy; Augustine, Anselm and Aquinas in Medieval Philosophy; and Descartes and Locke in Modern Philosophy. RTS students with minor are encouraged to pursue internships in education or local church ministry.
Religion and Politics
The Politics Minor combined with the RTS major gives students a solid knowledge of politics, including politics outside the United States. Government is the regulation of public affairs, and politics is the means by which people determine whose views of government will prevail. The minor is designed to serve as a possible springboard for graduate study in politics or for a career in public service or international affairs. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements in a public service organization with religious convictions.
Religion and the Law
The Pre-Law Minor combined with the RTS at The King’s College offers a competitive advantage to students who plan to attend law school. Because the religious studies majors tend to score very high on the Law School Admissions Test, cultivating skills that will be useful in law school and beyond, the minor is open to any student, regardless of major. course at King’s. Finally, the Pre-Law minor requires students to take at least one course in literature. RTS students with this minor are encouraged to fulfill their internship requirements in an organization that does public defense and religious liberty legal advocacy organization or law firm.