Schools, Departments & Programs

Jewish Studies


The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program (JSTU) supports the study of Jews and Judaism in all its forms, from antiquity to the present. Our program draws on many disciplines including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Fine Arts, Germanic Studies, History,  Musicology, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. Modern and Biblical Hebrew language courses help students analyze and discuss texts and artifacts. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Jewish Studies Program, students enrolled in the B.A. or certificate programs can structure coursework  according to their specific areas of interest.

Students in the Jewish Studies Program can pursue either a B.A. in Jewish studies or a certificate in Jewish studies. Students, in addition, may complete a Jewish Studies-affiliated minor, such as the minor in Hebrew or the minor in Yiddish studies (through Germanic Studies). These programs are open to students from all academic and personal backgrounds.

We encourage students planning to major in Jewish studies to see the Jewish studies advisor in their first or second semester. Students may call (812) 855-0453 to make an appointment.

Majors, Minors, and Programs
Contact Information

Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Indiana University
GISB 4 East, Room 4023
355 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

(812) 855-0453
iujsp [at] indiana [dot] edu