Theology Religious Studies Second Major

In order to accommodate the needs of overlapping requirements, students who double major in Theology Religious Studies and another major have the option to follow a slightly different set of requirements for their Theology Religious Studies program. Double majors may also follow the standard major requirements if they choose.

All Fordham undergraduates are required to take Faith and Critical Reason (THEO 1000)  as well as one Sacred Texts and Traditions course (courses with the STXT attribute code). Although they are part of the Core Curriculum, they also provide a fundamental introduction to the coursework required of the major.

The second major comprises eight courses, two of which are Core Curriculum requirements:

Course Title Credits
THEO 1000Faith and Critical Reason 13
Sacred Texts & Traditions Course (STXT attribute) 2
Choose two of the following three advanced seminars:12
THEO 4300-level: History, Culture, and Society Course 3
Foundations of Contemporary Theology
Religion in NYC: Theory & Practice
Four general Theology electives 412 to 16
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Additionally:

  • Theology courses taken in the Manresa Scholars Program (THEO 1006 Sin and Salvation in Medieval Theology, THEO 1007 Sinners, Saints, and Stories, THEO 1008 Mystics Monks and Mindfulness: Contemplation-In-Action Today, and THEO 1010 Restless Heart: Quest) may fulfill this requirement.
  • The following Theology courses taken in the Fordham College at Rose Hill or Fordham College at Lincoln Center Honors Program may fulfill this requirement: HPRH 1102 Foundational Texts: Theology/Classics, HPRH 3001 Religion in the Modern World, and HPLC 1401 Honors: Theology.
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Consult the Core Curriculum page for a list of courses fulfilling the Sacred Texts & Traditions requirement. Additionally, the following Theology courses in the Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center Honors programs may fulfill this requirement: HPLC 2811 Honors Sacred Texts, HPRH 3201 Focused Study: Theology.

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See the Theology Religious Studies primary major page for the 4300-level courses that fulfill this option.

4

A Theology elective is any course with the THEO attribute or any THEO course 3000:4999, as well as THEO 1050 Syriac Language and Literature ITHEO 1051 Syriac Language and Literature II, or THEO 1060 Elementary Coptic I.

Availability

The secondary major is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham's 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.