Jewish Studies (Certificate)
The Jewish studies certificate program examines the history and culture of the Jews, generates and facilitates research on Judaica and provides a model for transdisciplinary teaching and research.
Students choose five courses from the list below. At least 12 credit hours must be upper division.
Incompatible Majors: BA in Jewish studies
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Students become more marketable to employers when they complement their major program of study with an undergraduate certificate.
Through a certificate in Jewish studies, students gain a familiarity with Jewish culture, which gives them a competitive edge when they pursue a career with one of the hundreds of U.S. companies that do business in Israel.
These students are also prepared to:
- attend rabbinic seminary in preparation for becoming a rabbi or chaplain
- engage in world political and economic issues
- pursue advanced education in Jewish professional service fields
The certificate also provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees or careers related to their area of interest in fields that may include archeology, history, justice studies, journalism, law and international relations. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
- Growth: -3.3%
- Median Salary*: 55960
Directors, Religious Activities and Education
- Growth: -0.2%
- Median Salary*: 49380
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 1.4%
- Median Salary*: 76030
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).