Departments & Programs

Jewish Studies

Major in Jewish Studies


The major in Jewish Studies provides students with an in-depth knowledge of Jewish studies, as well as proficiency in a language of relevance to Jewish studies.

Required Courses
  1. Four semesters of Hebrew, completing either JSTU-H 250 or JSTU-B 250, or four semesters of Yiddish completing GER-Y 250.
  2. JSTU-J 251/HIST-H 251 and JSTU-J 252/HIST-H 252.
  3. Four additional courses in Jewish Studies, with a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours) at the 300-400 level.

A maximum of 3 courses may be credited from language testing or from transfer credit. Courses taken at Hebrew University (via IU Overseas Study) count as IUB courses.

Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Total: 32 credit hours.