Jewish Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

The BA in Jewish studies offers a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural program of study focusing on the study of Judaism, defined as the civilization of the Jews. It considers Jewish history and modern life and facilitates enhanced cultural awareness and a global perspective.

As with other degree programs in the humanities, a bachelor's degree program in Jewish studies can provide a balance to studies in contemporary science and technology.

Students choose a thematic concentration from history and society, literature and culture, or religion and thought.

Degree Offered

Jewish Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

Students who receive a bachelor's degree in Jewish studies and pursue a career with one of the hundreds of U.S. companies that do business in Israel have a competitive edge because of their familiarity with Jewish culture. Jewish studies graduates are also prepared to:

  • attend rabbinical seminary in preparation for becoming a community rabbi or chaplain
  • engage in world political and economic issues
  • pursue advanced education in Jewish professional service fields

The degree also provides a firm foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees related to their area of interest in fields that may include:

  • archaeology
  • creative writing
  • ethics
  • film and media
  • history
  • journalism
  • justice studies
  • law
  • philosophy
  • political science
  • religious studies