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Judaic Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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This interdisciplinary program studies the language, history, religion, culture, and literature of Judaism and the Jews. Topics include the Bible, Jewish thought, Hebrew language and literature, and classical, medieval, and modern Judaism.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
MATH 105 Mathematics in Modern Society or PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 1
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
3rd Semester
First Semester Second Language 5
JUS 301 Jewish Civilization: A Gateway Course 3
Elective 3
Minor Course 3
4th Semester
Second Semester Second Language 5
Elective 3
Tier I General Education 3
Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
Third Semester Second Language 5
Tier II General Education 3
Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
6th Semester
Fourth Semester Second Language 5
Major Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
7th Semester
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Elective - Upper Division 3
Minor Course 3
8th Semester
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge of culture, history, religion, language, and literature gained from a major in Judaic Studies is a valuable foundation for a variety of careers. Graduates in Judaic Studies can pursue careers in religious leadership, education, translation, historical preservation, and cultural advocacy and promotion through schools, summer camps, synagogues, museums, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Jewish Federations.  A Judaic Studies major is also excellent preparation for graduate study in religious studies, cultural studies, higher education, and public administration.Judaic Studies, like many majors, teaches content and skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career fields. This major does not restrict you to a specific field. Following are career possibilities that may most closely relate to this major. Many of the career areas and job titles below require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Religious leadership/Rabbinical
  • Education
  • Program leadership
  • Outreach/nonprofit
  • Historical research and preservation
  • Archaeology
  • Museum/archival

Sample Employers

  • Synagogues and temples
  • Colleges and universities
  • Jewish summer camps
  • Hebrew schools
  • Jewish Federations
  • Museums and historical societies
  • Cultural centers
  • Magazines/Media
  • Government
  • Birthright/heritage trip organizations

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Rabbi $30,000 - $41,730
Religious Activities and Education Director $18,500 - $36,200
Historic Preservationist $25,670 - $54,530
Curator $27,600 - $48,400
Camp Director $30,000 - $80,000
Publications Manager $40,000 - $75,000
Archivist $25,500 - $45,200
Museum Technician $24,400 - $47,300
Translator/Interpreter $22,900 - $43,300
Religion Instructor, Postsecondary $33,400 - $62,300
Archeologist $31,300 - $54,200
Writer $28,600 - $55,400
Editor $28,900 - $51,500