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 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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Students should plan the minor under the guidance of a Jewish studies faculty member. Each program must be approved by the director of the Center for Jewish Studies.

At least three courses (none can be individual work) of no fewer than three credits each must be 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.

Required Courses

HBR 1130Beginning Modern Hebrew 15
HBR 1131Beginning Modern Hebrew 25
JST 2930Special Topics in Jewish Studies (Introduction to Jewish Studies or equivalent)3
Jewish studies or related courses 112
Total Credits25

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