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Prospective Majors and Minors in Theology

Why major or minor in theology?

Theology undergraduate majors learn crucial skills for thinking critically about the world in which we live, writing persuasively, and communicating effectively. While some of our majors pursue advanced graduate work in theology or religion, other students go on to have meaningful and successful careers in law, business, the nonprofit sector, and medicine, among other fields. Check out our undergraduate courses and decide if theology could be right for you.

What can I do with theology?

  • 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 drawn to serve a church community?
    Theology explores the sources and goals of various ministries, including spiritual formation, education, liturgy, pastoral care, and the promotion of justice.

How do I major or minor in theology?
All majors and minors are available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center and Rose Hill. There are two options available for majors in theology: the major or the secondary major. There is one option for minors. All major and minor options include a combination of required courses and electives. The department also has a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology. Undergraduate majors also have the exclusive opportunity to apply for the early admission MA.