JS Major

Approved September 16, 2015.

Requirements for the Jewish Studies major (30 credit hours):

  • 2 courses in Jewish history and/or culture (6 credit hours)
  • 2 courses in Judaism (6 credit hours)
  • *demonstration of proficiency at the intermediate level of Hebrew or Yiddish (usually satisfied by taking 2 courses [6 credit hours] at the 200-level)
  • 3 electives (9 credit hours)
  • JWSH 601, a capstone course (3 credit hours)*

*During the Fall 2017 semester, JWSH 601 will be attached to pre-exisitng courses. Beginning Spring semester 2018, however, JWSH 601 will be taught as its own course, and will only be taught in the Spring semester thereafter. 

With the language requirement, Jewish Studies offers a BA - there is no BGS degree in Jewish Studies.

The Majors Marketplace website now features Jewish Studies degree options!


Congratulations Elizabeth Wenger!
Elizabeth Wenger has won the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Award in writing! Elizabeth was recognized for one of her creative-nonfiction essays “Still Frame,” which is part of her larger undergraduate thesis “Dancing to Utopia.” Wenger’s writing combines personal experiences, quotations, research, and visual markers that guide readers through this creative-nonfiction essay. Wenger is a senior majoring in both English and Slavic Languages and Literatures, and a minor in Jewish Studies and in History. Congratulations Elizabeth!
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