Undergraduate Major


Students may graduate as a Jewish Studies major beginning in Fall 2023.

Students should contact Director of Jewish Studies Professor Jason Mokhtarian for more information about the major.

Complete the intent to major form to indicate your interest in a major in Jewish Studies. 


The major is comprised of ten courses: two required core courses, seven electives, and one related course. 

Core Courses (two courses)

  • Introduction to Judaism (JWST 2644)
  • Research in Jewish Studies (JWST 4767)

Electives (seven courses)

Four of the seven courses must be at the 3000-level or above. Students must enroll in at least one course focusing on the period from antiquity to 1492, and one course focusing on the period between 1492 and the present. 

While language study is not required, students may count toward their major electives up to two courses in a Jewish language (such as Hebrew, Yiddish, or Judeo-Arabic), provided those courses are not being used to fulfill the student's College of Arts & Sciences language requirement. 

Related Course (one)

Students will select a related course from a pre-approved list of Ethnic Studies, Religious Studies, or Cultural Studies courses that are not cross-listed with Jewish Studies.