What will I learn?

This interdisciplinary major investigates the study of Jewish religion, history, culture and languages through a variety of academic perspectives. Students can work with scholars in the School of Religion in USC Dornsife College, the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and faculty across the USC campus trained in religious studies, Jewish thought, history, linguistics, literature, international relations, political science, music and sociology. The curriculum is designed to allow student’s options in combining courses that focus on Judaism as a religion with those that focus on history, literature and other forms of Jewish culture and civilization.

MAJOR IN JEWISH STUDIES

Required Core Courses:

JS 100p Introduction to Jewish History OR JS 180p Judaism (4 units)

REL 301 Introduction to the Study of Religion (4 units) (fall; to be taken near the beginning of Religion coursework)

REL 401 Seminar in Religions (4 units) (spring; to be taken near the end of Religion coursework)

Judaism as a Religious Tradition Track (Choose 1 Course)

Jewish History and Culture Track (Choose 1 Course)

Electives (3 Courses):

Choose three electives from either track. At least one of the electives must be upper-division (300-499)

Which department am I in?

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$57,256.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

University of Southern California

University Park Campus,

LOS ANGELES,

California,

90089, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

For international students

International applicants must provide official copies of academic records from all secondary or senior secondary schools, pre-university programs, and colleges and universities attended.

A minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section); OR

A minimum IELTS score of 7; OR

A minimum PTE score of 68.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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