Students pursuing a Major in Jewish Studies have the opportunity to write and defend an honors thesis in an attempt to graduate with departmental Latin honors in Jewish Studies: cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. Students typically begin working on an honors thesis during their Junior year and defend their thesis during their Senior year.

If you are interested in pursuing honors in Jewish Studies, please read the information about the process below and on the Honors Program website. It is your responsibility to complete all requirements designated by the Program in Jewish Studies and the Honors Program in a timely and professional manner.

We are here to help! If you have any questions, please contact the Program in Jewish Studies’ Honors Council Representative, Professor Samuel Boyd at