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Major or minor in Judaic Studies

Why consider a degree in Judaic Studies?

We take the 3,000 year long history and culture of the Jews as our point of departure for grappling with urgent human questions about justice and knowledge, tradition and change, crisis and resilience.

Truly interdisciplinary, our courses span such topics as History, English, World Languages & Literature, Film, religion and culture.

Learn valuable, marketable skills:

  • Navigate the complexity of our modern world by understanding its relationship with the past.
  • Develop analytical acumen and global insight.
  • Learn to communicate ideas clearly and compellingly.
  • Offer thought leadership in your future career.

We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an intensive liberal arts experience. Our faculty offer close mentoring to support your success. Our department partnerships provide opportunities for internships, scholarships and research travel.

Prospective students considering the major or minor are welcome to contact Prof. Meir directly to set up an appointment.

Scholarships for Judaic Studies Majors and Minors


Major Degree Requirements

In addition to completing the general university degree requirements and those required to earn a Bachelor of Arts, the major in Judaic Studies must meet the departmental requirements...


Judaic Studies Minor

To earn the Minor in Judaic Studies, a student must complete 28 credits, at least 16 credits of which must be upper-division courses, and at least 12 credits of which must be taken in residence at PSU. These 28 credits must include the following coursework...