A wide array of students and community members at all stages of life engage with the Judaic Studies Program in pursuit of their dreams. 


 

Entering Freshman

Community College Transfer student

Professional Returning to College

Senior Auditor Pursuing Lifelong Learning

Entering Freshman

Consider the major and earn your BA in Judaic Studies.  

Already chose your major in another department? Add the Judaic Studies minor  or consider adding the Modern Hebrew Minor. It may be easier than you think and the additional credential could catalyze your career.

Study abroad and local internship opportunities are available to eligible Judaic Studies students through our scholarship program. 

Community College Transfer Student

You’ve already garnered credit toward your degree. When you choose to pursue the BA in Judaic Studies, doors open to you. We’ll work with you on your degree map and you may be able to expedite your journey to finish your degree. Generous scholarships are available to Judaic Studies majors and minors.

Returning to College

Time to return to school and get your degree?

The Judaic Studies major serves to deepen your knowledge in Jewish culture, history, religion, language, literature and film. Our generous scholarships and flexible course schedules make it possible to complete your degree while working. 

Those who choose the Judaic Studies major or minor find an unparalleled level of support from our professors. Opportunities to synergize your research projects, scholarships, and local internships are available to Judaic Studies degree candidates. 

Already have a Bachelor's Degree? 

Consider a post-baccalaureate degree. Explore an expedited path to earn an additional degree. Depending upon your background, you may be able to finish your degree in as little as one year.

A degree in Judaic Studies will make your resume pop out to potential employers.  

When you choose your major you’ll select an area of concentration: Jews in Antiquity,  Modern Jewish History, Israel Studies,  Judaism, or Literature, Culture, and the Arts. This allows you to tailor your depth of expertise to your professional aspirations and show your future employer that you are uniquely positioned to succeed in their organization. 

We are researching the viability of a professional development certificate program to offer in the future. For more information please contact Natan Meir, department chair, at meir@pdx.edu

 

SENIOR AUDITOR PURSUING LIFELONG LEARNING

Oregon residents aged 65 and older may audit most of PSU's regular classes on a space-available basis. The Judaic Studies program offer excellent learning opportunities. Auditors report that they make intriguing connections with participants of all ages, and they enjoy the professors engaging teaching style.

Our community auditors bring a wealth of life experience and perspective to Judaic Studies courses and the younger students report their experience of class is enriched by their presence. Learn more on the SALC website.


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

    Consider the major and earn your BA in Judaic Studies.
    Add the Judaic Studies minor to your chosen major. 
    Generous scholarships are available to majors and minors in Judaic Studies. 
    Study abroad and local internship opportunities are available. 

Advanced undergraduate students and Judaic Studies majors or minors of academic distinction may set up special tutorials, internships, research projects, and by-arrangement courses, with the permission of a qualified instructor.

POST-BACCALAUREATE DEGREE:

Already have a Bachelor's Degree? Interested in Judaic Studies coursework? Consider a post-bac. Explore an expedited path to earn an additional degree. Depending upon your background, you may be able to finish your degree in as little as one year.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Plans are underway to develop a professional development certificate program in the future. For more information please contact Natan Meir, department chair, at meir@pdx.edu

MASTERS DEGREE:

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies does not at present offer a Masters degree, but our faculty often advise MA students in the History Department who focus on Jewish history.

LIFELONG LEARNING:

Oregon residents aged 65 or older may audit our courses through the Senior Adult Learning Center.