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Jewish Studies Minor

“By pursuing a Jewish Studies minor I had the opportunity to truly embrace interdisciplinary learning. A single class discussion could start at cultural traditions and move fluidly through history, politics, music, religion, and questions of identity.”

Jillian Hinderliter, BA ’12, MA ’13, Jewish Studies Minor

The Jewish Studies minor provides an excellent broad-based introduction to the history, religion, and cultures of the Jewish people while also offering a unique opportunity to bring students’ major fields of study to bear on a Jewish Studies topics. In our innovative one-credit capstone Jewish Studies Module, minors integrate their work in Jewish Studies into their major field, for example bringing together Jewish Studies and psychology through a service-learning project with Gateways, a non-profit that offers Jewish educational resources for children with special needs, or Jewish Studies and history through a research project on the role of Jewish women in the women’s health movement.

Students who choose to minor in Jewish Studies must have a minimum GPA of 2.00. Minors take a minimum of six approved courses. At least four of these courses must be taken at the Northeastern campus; additional courses may be taken at Hebrew College or through the university’s study abroad program. For a detailed listing of the course requirements, see the Northeastern University Catalog. Keep in mind that requirements are subject to change.

To declare a minor in Jewish Studies, please complete the online form available on the College of Social Sciences and Humanities website (you will need to log on with your MyNEU credentials).

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Lefkovitz, Director of Jewish Studies, at l.lefkovitz@northeastern.edu.