Religious Studies Major

The major consists of 10 courses:

CourseTitleCredits
First-Year Theology Core Course
THEO 1000FAITH AND CRITICAL REASON3
Additional Courses
One course on religious text 1
One course on theology, ethics, or social teachings
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS
BUDDHISM IN AMERICA: A MULTIMEDIA INVESTIGATION
One course on the history of a religion
MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION
THE CRUSADES
CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA
RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF
One course on religion in culture, society, or the political order
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION
EARLY ENGLISH DRAMA
MILTON
HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS
BUDDHISM IN AMERICA: A MULTIMEDIA INVESTIGATION
One core values seminar related to religious studies
Electives
Select any four electives from the religious studies program offerings 2
1

Any course with the THEO subject code (numbered 3000 to 3999) fulfills this requirement.

2

Any course with the THEO subject code (numbered 2000 or higher) or the REST attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Note: Among the Additional Courses and Electives, at least one must have as a major focus a religion or religions other than Christianity. Students may double-count two approved religious studies courses toward the religious studies major and toward a second major, as long as at least 18 different courses are taken to complete both majors.

Availability

The major in religious studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.