The Major in Jewish Studies is designed to help students develop the professional skills they need to become engaged global citizens, preparing them to obtain a job after graduation or pursue graduate studies. By studying the world through the lens of Jewish culture, history, literature, society, and thought from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, our students gain fundamental critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

Students pursuing a BA in Jewish Studies may choose one of the following two concentrations:

  • Culture Intensive Concentration, in which students will pursue an in-depth study of Jewish culture.
  • Foreign Language Intensive Concentration, in which students will obtain advanced language skills in addition to considerable knowledge of Jewish culture.

The Major in Jewish Studies is open to all students of all backgrounds, Jewish and non-Jewish.