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Jewish Studies

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Jewish Studies promotes an understanding of all aspects of Jewish life, culture, language, literature, religion, and history. As a multidisciplinary program, it is composed of faculty members from the departments of anthropology, English, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology, and school of languages and culture. There is considerable flexibility in the Jewish Studies major and minor to help students meet their interests and goals. Extracurricular activities complement the academic course of study.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Plan of Study

Jewish Studies Webpage

Transfer to Jewish Studies

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Jewish Studies

  •   Grant Writer
  •   Policy Developer
  •   Teacher
  •   Museum Curator
  •   Counseling
  •   Social Services
  •   Government
  •   Law
  •   Politics

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