The Judaic studies minor offers an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective on Jewish history, literature, film, philosophy, language and religion. Through the program, you'll have the opportunity to engage ancient texts alongside contemporary theory while also exploring interreligious challenges and opportunities at national and global levels.

The interdisciplinary minor fosters critical thinking and awareness, preparing you for a range of future studies as well as career opportunities. These can include graduate school or careers in government or civic organizations, public engagement, leadership positions, event planning and program management, journalism and educational institutions.

The Judaic Studies Program Offers:

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    Dedicated faculty members and associated faculty in a variety of disciplines

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    In addition to being home to our own DU faculty experts, the Center for Judaic Studies hosts visiting scholars, performing artists, authors, and filmmakers from around the world

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    Opportunities to interact with DU's Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society, the largest historical society of its kind in the region, and connect with DU's Holocaust Awareness Institute, the region's leading Holocaust education initiative

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    An experience that goes beyond the classroom, with lectures, events and other extracurricular activities to supplement students' theoretical foundation

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Degree Requirements

  • To minor in Judaic Studies, students will need to complete 20 credits of Judaic study courses at the 2000-level or above. 
  • Students will also need to demonstrate proficiency in the Hebrew language equivalent to one year (HEBR 1001, HEBR 1002, HEBR 1003). 

See the DU Undergraduate Bulletin for full course requirements.


Gain an interdisciplinary perspective on Judaic culture, language and history.

Benefit from our immersive coursework and vast Jewish community resources.

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