Jewish Studies Minor

Jewish Studies Program (JWST)
0124 Taliaferro Hall
Phone: 301-405-4975

Program Director: Maxine Grossman, Ph.D.

The Minor in Jewish Studies offers a broad overview of the principal aspects of Jewish Studies as a field. Students are encouraged to take courses in a variety of areas through a combination of required fields and general electives.

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15 credits are to be distributed as follows:

Course Title Credits
Thought, Religion, or Culture3
Total Credits15
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 3xx or 4xx-level.
  • All credits must be earned with a grade of "C-" or above.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • A list of qualifying courses in each category is available from the Director of the Jewish Studies program.
  • Up to 3 credits of 1xx or 2xx-level Hebrew or Yiddish language study may be credited toward the minor. In exceptional cases, students may petition to have other languages included.


  • Students enrolled in the Jewish Studies Major are not eligible to enroll in the minor.
  • At least 6 credits of 3xx or 4xx-level credit must be taken at the University of Maryland.
  • No more than 6 credits may be taken at an institution other than Maryland.
  • In keeping with University policy, no more than 6 credits may also be applied to a major.