The Minor in Jewish Studies


The minor in Jewish Studies is intended to allow undergraduate students to study selected aspects of Jewish civilization, religion, and culture while completing a major in another area of their academic studies. In addition to a core course, the minor in Jewish Studies allows students to pursue an aspect of Jewish civilization that interests them.

Students declaring a Jewish Studies minor are required to complete six courses (minimum nineteen credit hours), divided in the following manner:

Prerequisites for the minor

There are no prerequisites for the minor in Jewish Studies.

Requirements for the minor


 All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Core Course 

3 credits, take one of the following

  • Intro to Jewish Studies (JS 101)
  • Intro to Jewish literature (JS 125)
  • Survey of Jewish History (JS 270)
  • Judaism (JS 308)


at least five classes adding up to 16 credits:

  • At least 12 of the 16 credits must be above the 100-level
  • Only Hebrew courses 200 level and above count toward the minor. No more than one elective course may be a language

Minor Flowsheet