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The BA in Jewish studies offers a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural program of study focusing on the study of Judaism, defined as the civilization of the Jews. It considers Jewish history and modern life and facilitates enhanced cultural awareness and global perspective. As with other degree programs in the humanities, a bachelor's degree program in Jewish studies can provide a balance to studies in contemporary science and technology.
Students choose a thematic concentration from history and society, literature and culture, or religion and thought.
Jewish Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
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Students who receive a bachelor's degree in Jewish studies and pursue a career with one of the hundreds of U.S. companies that do business in Israel will have a competitive edge because of their familiarity with Jewish culture. Jewish studies graduates are also prepared to:
The degree also provides a firm foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees related to their area of interest in fields that may include:
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. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Business Intelligence Analysts||3.3%||$83,410|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||15.1%||$68,950|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Labor Relations Specialists||-7.8%||$56,950|
|Judicial Law Clerks||-6.3%||$48,640|
|Law Teachers, Postsecondary||21.7%||$109,980|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||7.1%||$101,510|
|Public Relations Specialists||6.2%||$55,680|
|Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary||11.6%||$63,630|
|Directors, Religious Activities and Education||4.3%||$38,480|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).