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Jewish Studies


Jewish studies programs focus on the civilization of Judaism.

Students learn its history, culture, sacred texts, and laws. They study ancient and modern developments in Judaism.

Jewish studies programs include topics such as:


Community colleges and other two-year schools offer associate degree programs in Jewish studies. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in Jewish studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in Jewish studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Some programs encourage you to spend a semester in Israel. .


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