University of Minnesota
Center for Jewish Studies

Department of Jewish Studies' home page.

Major & Minor

The Center for Jewish Studies provides a unique perspective for students of history and culture. Our interdisciplinary program brings together scholarly experts from 12 academic departments and disciplines with a course of studies that cuts across historical periods and geographies.

As a degree-granting center, Jewish Studies offers an undergraduate major and minor. These degrees provide students with a balance between the biblical and modern components, including the classic curriculum enhanced by such courses as Jews in film and popular culture and contemporary Jewish literature.

Declare a Jewish Studies Major or Minor

Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Natan Paradise at to get the process started!