The Major
The Minor
  • (ten courses - 30 Credits):
    1. Jewish Civilization: Society, Culture, and Religion (JUS 231)
    2. Any course in Jewish or Israeli Literature offered by the English Department.
    3. A course in Hebrew at the 200-level or higher (which can be used simultaneously to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Language requirement).
    4. One course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and one course in Modern Jewish History and Society. Courses will be designated appropriately by the Program Director each semester.
    5. 15 additional credits (5 courses) in classes listed in the Judaic Studies Degree Audit or combined sections approved for JUS credit, 9 credits of which must be completed at the 300-level or higher. Students who complete the HEB 201 need only complete 6 credits at the 300-level or higher.

    Honors in Judaic Studies consists of the above plus an Honors Thesis and one additional elective at the 300 level or higher.

    A grade of "C-" or better must be attained in each course taken for the major with an overall GPA of 2.0.

  • (15 Credits)
    1. JUS 231 (Jewish Civilization: Society, Culture, and Religion)
    2. Any course in Jewish or Israeli Literature offered by the English Department.
    3. GEG 272 (Jewish Geography)
    4. Four courses in Ancient/Modern Jewish History and Society (to be designated as such and published by the JUS Program Director each semester). Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in Ancient Jewish History and Society and at least one course in Modern Jewish History and Society.
    5. Students are strongly encouraged to take HEB 101 as one of the above four courses.

    A grade of “C-” or better must be attained in each course taken for the minor with an overall GPA of at least 2.0.

Student Advising


Students considering a major or minor in Judaic Studies are encouraged to make an appointment with the Undergraduate Student Advisor, Dr. Ira Sheskin, via email at isheskin@miami.edu or call (305) 284-6693 prior to registering for the semester.