Why study Theology?
Theology is a fascinating and vital subject that challenges those who study it to think critically and personally about God, human existence, the world in which we live, and the role of religion in our lives.
The study of theology at Fordham allows for an intellectually sophisticated engagement with the Christian tradition in dialogue with peoples of other living faiths.
Consider also the following benefits of choosing a theology major: When you study theology, you learn to read critically and carefully, argue positions soundly, and communicate ideas clearly. All these are recognized skills in the job market.
What can you do with a Theology Major or Minor?
Are you pre-med?
Theological ethics may help you think through some of the life and death choices you will be called upon to make as a healthcare provider.
Are you preparing to be a psychologist or social worker?
Knowledge of the influence of religion on personal psychology and decision-making may help you support and understand your clients.
Are you interested in law and politics?
Think about what a large role ethical, moral and religious beliefs play in major elections and in shaping the public debate on legislative issues.
Are you seeking a career in international business?
Religion is a major cultural influence worldwide, and an understanding of world religions gives you an edge in dealing with persons of other cultures.
Are you involved in theatre or the arts?
Religion has been a major source of inspiration for the classics in theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Are you interested in literature?
Knowledge of the Bible and other classic religious texts will help you catch and interpret allusions in literary texts.
Are you drawn to serve a church community?
Theology explores the sources and goals of various ministries, including spiritual formation, education, liturgy, pastoral care, and promotion of justice.
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