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Jewish Studies


Official Name of Program

Jewish Studies

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

02341 - JEWST-BA

CIP Code


The major in Jewish Studies requires 6 core credits from course – History of the Jews and course – Introduction to Jewish Texts and Writings. In addition to the core courses, students must select 18 credits in Jewish studies in conjunction with the program adviser, at least 6 of which must be at the 300-level or above. Up to 6 credits of independent study and fieldwork may also be taken with special permission from the program adviser.

Honors in Jewish Studies

Students will be eligible for honors in Jewish Studies upon completion of 24 credits in Jewish Studies with a 3.5 GPA and a 2.8 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation. To be eligible to graduate with honors in Jewish Studies, students can take one course at the 400-level in Jewish Studies or Hebraic Studies or graduate courses with special permission, with a grade of B or better. Eligible students should apply for honors at the time they file for graduation.