Theology Religious Studies
Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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Think critically about questions of God, human existence, and the role of religious traditions in our lives.
What does it mean to be human? How shall we live? What does it mean to believe in (or reject) the existence of God? Why are there so many religions? As a theology major at Fordham, you’ll explore these profound questions through an intellectually sophisticated engagement with the Christian tradition in dialogue with other faiths.
In light of Fordham’s Jesuit heritage, our program focuses on the rich diversity within the Catholic tradition. You’ll discover, interpret, and understand the evolving beliefs and practices of Christianity through a variety of disciplines, including history, philosophy, and literature. Your coursework will emphasize the mutual influence of faith and culture historically and in the present.
You’ll make connections between the world’s religious and moral teachings and the realities of social injustice, which are widely on display in New York City. You’ll confront these contradictions both morally and practically through service to others.
You’ll learn more than theology here. You’ll also study philosophy, literature, art, 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.