The Department of History works with the Program in Jewish Studies in many ways at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With the establishment of a major in Jewish Studies in 2012, students are able to double major in History and Jewish Studies at the undergraduate level, taking from among the wide variety of courses that fit into both programs. Students gain access to one of the largest programs on campus in the Department of History and combine that with the intimacy of a small degree program in Jewish Studies.
At the graduate level, students are invited to conduct graduate work in the history department with support from the broad network of Jewish Studies faculty in History and in more than 12 departments across campus. And each semester, the Program in Jewish Studies offers one graduate course, sometimes in History, aimed to meet the needs of a diverse array of graduate students across campus.
The History faculty who work in Jewish Studies have specialization in modern Jewish history with particular focus on twentieth-centuury Europe and the United States.
The Program in Jewish Studies also has scholarship and fellowship opportunities available for promising undergraduate and graduate students working in History and Jewish Studies.