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Theology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
Think critically about questions of God, human existence, and the role of religious traditions in our lives, with this Theology program from Fordham University.
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Overview

In light of Fordham University’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.

Career

A degree in theology teaches you to read critically and carefully, argue positions soundly, and communicate ideas clearly. These are invaluable skills in the job market and prerequisites for advanced study in any field.

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
  • Nonprofit sector
  • Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sin and Salvation in Medieval Theology
  • The Torah
  • The Gospel of John
  • The Jesus of History
  • The Bible and Social Justice
  • Hindu Literature and Ethics
  • Classic Buddhist Texts
  • Latino and Latina Theology
  • Theologies of Sexuality and Gender

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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