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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 eighteen credit hours), divided in the following manner:

Minor Flowsheet 

Requirements for the minor (Effective Spring 2019)


All courses must be taken for a letter grade, with a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Take one of the following

  • Intro to Jewish Studies (JS 101)
  • Intro to Jewish literature (JS 125)
  • Intro to Judaism (JS 225)
  • Survey of Jewish History (JS 270)
  • At least 12 of the 15 credits must be above the 100-level.
  • No more than one elective may be a language class