Judaic Studies

Major Details

The Department of Judaic Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) offers a comprehensive education in the history, literature and art of Jews from biblical times to the present. Our interdisciplinary faculty specialize in such areas as ancient Judaism, Jewish arts, archaeology, medieval Jewish history, Jewish literature, Holocaust studies, Zionism and modern Jewish history. Students benefit from a rich educational experience, which may include internships, travel and study in Israel. Judaic studies fully integrates the resources of UC and draws upon the Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Archive. Judaic studies at UC provides an integrated humanities education tailored to the needs and interests of each individual student.

For current Arts and Sciences students, click here to declare your major or double major

A&S provides flexible degree requirements which allow for and highly encourage multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common pairings are listed below.

  • Anthropology
  • Area studies
  • Biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Geography
  • History
  • International affairs
  • International human rights
  • Journalism
  • Languages
  • Psychology
  • Sociology 
  • Women's, gender, and sexuality studies


This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.

If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, click here to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.