Major: Jewish Studies
If you think a lifetime of eating matzah balls and going to synagogue means you know it all, think again. The Jewish Studies major is everything you wanted to know about Jewish culture, history, language, literature, and then some. It’s thousands of years of history, religion, and language (maybe now you can figure out the etymology of “schmuck”) all rolled into one intensive major.
As a Jewish Studies major you’ll incorporate all of the traditional methods of study that accompany the humanities. In short, that means you’re going to be reading and writing a lot. You’ll take classes in Hebrew and Yiddish, the Bible, history, and if you’re lucky and creative enough, you’ll have the chance for some serious independent research that expands our knowledge and understanding of Jewish history and culture.
When you’ve graduated, you’ll have all the makings of a serious scholar (or at least a serious young scholar with a lot of potential). You’ll have the benefits of a strong liberal arts background, which means that your skills at writing, researching, and communicating effectively can be applied to dozens of different fields.