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Jewish Studies

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About the Major

Jewish Studies majors develop an understanding of the broad spectrum of Jewish culture, history, society, and religion. The diversity and complexity of the field allows students to develop critical thinking skills. The curriculum emphasizes historical transformations and comparative frameworks among various Jewish communities and with other groups and religions. Courses emphasize the study of class, ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality. Students often combine the Jewish Studies major with other majors and go on to professional careers in law, medicine, journalism, business or other professions.

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Possible Careers for this Major

Prehealth & Prelaw
Any CLAS major may prepare you for admission to professional schools such as medical school, vet school, law school, etc.

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  • Lobbyist
  • Political Aide
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Religious Professional
  • Administrator
  • Business Professional
  • Conflict Resolution Specialists
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Economics Advisor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
Cool Courses You Might Take
Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Special Certificate in Israel Studies: useful for those interested in international relations and degrees in peace and conflict resolution
  • Study Abroad: Center Haifa University—the perfect place to move ahead quickly with Hebrew language proficiency while keeping up with coursework in a second major
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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