Degree Options: Major
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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We focus the lens of religion on ourselves, our neighbors, and our world.
Why do Jews, Christians, and Muslims all lay claim to Jerusalem as a spiritual home? What separates moksha from nirvana? Why do Turkish dervishes whirl, some monks rock and some pentecostal Christians roll, and many Baptists don't dance at all? If you’ve ever considered questions like these, the religious studies major at Fordham might be the perfect program for you.
Our program aims to create an empathetic and informed understanding of human belief and its influence on politics, culture, art, literature, and society. In this individualized, interdisciplinary, and demanding program, you’ll survey the varieties of religious experience and expressions.
You’ll take classes in a broad array of disciplines, including theology, English, anthropology, classics, philosophy, and history.
A religious studies degree from Fordham will prepare you well to meet the challenges posed by the current and future complexities of our world where religion often takes center stage.
You’ll learn more than religious studies here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, sciences, and the performing 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.