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I enjoyed studying theology,and depending on the college you attend, it can be helpful in choosing a career. I am a teacher now, and having a background in theology is a great help to me. I would still choose this major. The only problem is that your career options are somewhat limited to ministry, teaching, and maybe counseling.
It's a no brainer that if you have a vocation in ministry you need solid academic prep and not just "feelings." The problem is that if the vocation isn't so solid, you aren't prepared for many other careers. I would do it again because it was the right choice for me, but it's not a bad idea to have a teaching credential or some other safety net.
A love for kids is a must, but understanding how to balance your time is how you're going to keep from becoming burned out. Don't think you can do everything on your own. I'd choose this major because it helped prepare me to handle the problems that have been brought to me, and set me apart from the other applicants. Another pro is simply having a four year degree enables me to substitute teach so I can have some supplimental income, while connecting with kids that may not otherwise ever come and visit my program.