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Undergraduate Major in Jewish Studies - [Major Guide]

Jewish Studies B.A. Requirements

Required Courses:

  • JSTU-H 250, JSTU-B 250, or GER-Y 250 (3 cr.)
  • JSTU-J 251/HIST-H 251 (3 cr.)
  • JSTU-J 252/HIST-H 252 (3 cr.)
  • 6 additional courses in Jewish Studies (18 cr.) at the 300–400 level.
  • 1 additional course (3 cr.) in Jewish Studies at any level.

Major residency: At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the IUB campus or on an IU-administered or co-sponsored overseas study program.

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

[Major Guide]

Total: 30 credit hours.

Jewish Studies majors will not be considered officially signed up until they meet on Zoom with Jewish Studies advisor, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker.  All students interested in the major should email Dr. Carolyn Lipson Walker ( to schedule a Zoom appointment.  Freshmen are encouraged to meet with the advisor in the Fall before registering for Spring courses.

* Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences.


updated 09/30/2021