Orthodox Christian Studies
Degree Options: Minor Only
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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Gain insight and understanding of Orthodox history and its place in the modern world.
As an Orthodox Christian studies minor, you’ll explore the artistic, historical, literary, and philosophical and theological aspects of the 2,000-year history of Orthodox Christianity. The interdisciplinary minor focuses on the faith, history, and cultural significance of the Orthodox Christian tradition. No matter your major, critical study of the Orthodox Christian tradition offers insights and context for understanding some of the world’s most significant issues.
Orthodox Christian studies acts as a cultural bridge, connecting religious traditions from throughout Asia Minor, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. When you minor in Orthodox Christian studies, you’ll gain a greater familiarity with the range of modern Orthodox cultures—from Moscow to Baghdad—that is essential for success in today’s global environment.
Fordham University is the only university in the United States that offers a minor in Orthodox Christian studies, supported by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center. The center’s mission is to foster intellectual inquiry by supporting scholarship and teaching in a way that is relevant to the ecclesial community, public discourse, and the promotion of Christian unity. The center serves as the hub of all curricular, research, and outreach activities related to the interdisciplinary study of Orthodox Christian traditions.
Of course, you’ll learn more than Orthodox Christian studies here. You’ll also study history, mathematics, languages, and the arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education. We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.