Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies BA
Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary program where students can learn about the history, cultures, literatures, and languages of the Jews. Specializations can include, but are not limited to, Modernity and the Jews; Ancient Israel, Bible, and Early Judaism; Holocaust, Anti-Semitism, and Genocide; Jews in America; Jewish Culture and Literature; Israel and Zionism; or Jewish-Christian Relations.
Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts, Minor

Degree Options

  • History
  • Classices
  • Middle East Studies

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to think critically about the world we all live in.
  • You have interest in experiences such as lectures, film series, symposia, discussions, and sponsored trips to museums and Jewish cultural sites.
  • You hope to enrich your understanding of Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish experience.


  • Ancent History
  • Hebrew Lanugage
  • Biblical History
  • Holocaust Studies

Out-of-Classroom Experiences

  • Tennessee Holocaust Commission
  • Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

Post-Graduation Opportunities

  • Law school
  • Graduate school to study museum studies
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This program is housed in the Jewish Studies Program
 at Penn State University Park.
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