Welcome to the Department of Judaic Studies
History • Philosophy • Literature • American Judaism • Hebrew • Yiddish
Religious Studies • Israel Studies • Holocaust Studies
Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies
Winter and Spring 2019 schedules are available for viewing on BU Brain.
Our Department offers a wide range of courses including history, philosophy, literature,
Israel Studies, Hebrew language, Yiddish language, and religious studies.
Winter and Spring course descriptions are available here.
The Department also offers credit-bearing Internships at local community institutions.
New BA Degree Approved: Hebrew Studies
Students can now major in Hebrew Studies! For more information, speak with Professor Shoer, Karp, or Friedman.
Details of the requirements can be found here.
Areas of Study
The heart of the undergraduate program in Judaic Studies is found in a student's "Area of Study." Judaic Studies students shape their degree around a set of courses they choose. Students may focus their studies in Jewish history, philosophy, Yiddish culture, Judaism in America, Holocaust studies, Israel studies, religious studies, literature, and more.
Community Internships Fall 2018
Work in a local dayschool, put on a museum exhibition, develop a local archive, write for the regional paper -- all for credit.