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Overview

The Jewish Studies Program offers many opportunities for undergraduate students at Pitt. The Jewish Studies Certificate is open to all students interested in the history and culture of the Jewish people. This course of study offers undergraduates the opportunity to supplement their academic major with an interdisciplinary course of study in Jewish studies. Satisfactory completion of the certificate satisfies the School of Arts and Sciences requirement of a “related area” for graduation.

Students who want to major in Jewish studies have two options. They can propose a self-designed major in Jewish studies or they can major in religious studies and focus their work around Judaism and Jewish history.

Jewish studies offers many courses each semester. Many are cross-listed with other departments and programs. Many of our courses fulfill general education requirements.

See our blog "Pittsburgh Platform" for announcements of particular interest to students.

For more information, contact Benjamin Gordon, Undergraduate Advisor or Adam Shear, Program Director.

 

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