Jewish Studies


The Center for Jewish Studies offers a minor with similar parameters to the major though with fewer credit requirements. Students are also encouraged to pursue one of two existing certificate programs that dovetail with disciplinary interests beyond Jewish Studies.

About this Program

Center Information

The Bud Shorstein Center for Jewish Studies promotes academic study of Jewish culture, history, and politics for all students at the University of Florida. The Center’s curriculum encourages critical thinking, textual analysis, research, oral argumentation, and writing. The Center has scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as study abroad opportunities.


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The Jewish Studies minor is 15 credit hours. Students must take Introduction to Judaism (3 credits) or a related course. The remaining 12 credits should be courses at the 3000-level or above. Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Students must work with the undergraduate adviser to design a minor curriculum that will give a sampling of the Jewish experience across time and across disciplines. 

Required Courses

JST 2930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Introduction to Jewish Studies or equivalent)3
Jewish studies or related courses 112
Total Credits15

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