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Religious and Theological Studies

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGIOUS AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
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The Religious and Theological Studies major challenges students to think critically about a wide range of texts and topics through a theological lens. The program’s distinctive mixture of philosophy, biblical studies, religion, theology, and humanities shapes students into skilled generalists, prepared for a wide range of graduate programs or professions including law, film, nonprofit leadership, education, media and communications, business, public policy, ministry, and many others. The RTS major offers interdisciplinary concentrations in Orthodox and Catholic Studies.

THINK CRITICALLY AND THEOLOGICALLY

With this Religious Studies degree in New York City, students gain an understanding of the biblical basis of theology, the history and impact of theology upon the contemporary world, and the formal study of comparative religion. This program encompasses a range of disciplines, from the historical traditions of philosophy, theology, and biblical studies to the study of public policy, anthropology, and religion.

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Curriculum

UNDERSTAND AND CELEBRATE GOD AT THE CENTER OF ALL TRUTH AND HUMAN FLOURISHING.

When pursuing this Religious and Theological Studies degree in New York City, students build a foundation by studying the Core Curriculum, then move on to intensive, challenging courses that span the history of Hebraic and Christian thought, hermeneutics, comparative religions, apologetics, and cultural interpretation; as well as biblical, systematic, and contemporary theology. 

Faculty

The Religious and Theological Studies faculty is comprised of full-time professors who have distinguished themselves in their fields and visiting and adjunct professors who work in challenging and influential positions.

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Andrew Johnson

Dr. Dru Johnson, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Your Future with RTS

Your RTS degree will position you well for a job or graduate school. For example, religious studies majors nationwide outperform politics majors on the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test), earning the second highest average scores on the test, behind only Physics/Math majors.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright highlights our country’s need for religious studies majors, saying that the failure of Americans to understand other religions “poses one of the great challenges to our public diplomacy.”

With your RTS degree, you will rise to meet this challenge.

CAREERS

These are the kinds of jobs that people who major in Religious and Theological Studies get:


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Campus Minister
Clergy
Children’s and Youth Minister
Business and Non-Profit Consultant
Counselor/Therapist
Filmmaker
Non-profit Fundraising
Non-profit Program Manager/Officer
US State Department Diplomat
Human Resources Coordinator
Newspaper and Magazine Journalist
Lawyer
Librarian
Lobbyist
Museum Curator
Physician
Professor
Public Policy Analyst
Social Worker
Research Assistant
Research Fellow
Middle School and High School Teacher
Volunteer Coordinator
United Nations Program Officer