Explore Jewish Studies

The Undergraduate Program in Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies is a unique interdisciplinary program. Students follow their interests by choosing from courses in more than 20 different departments, centres, and programs at the University of Toronto.

A small and close-knit program, Jewish Studies offers:

  • Small classes with lots of interaction with professors and other students
  • High quality academic advising from the Undergraduate Director
  • Opportunities to get into classes in other departments that are otherwise restricted
  • Numerous scholarship opportunities
  • Several work-study positions with teams of other students on Centre activities and events
  • Financial support to study abroad, in Israel or elsewhere
  • Renowned faculty members who are leaders in their fields
  • A vibrant student life including many events and activities
  • A truly welcoming atmosphere and meeting space

What can I do with a degree in Jewish Studies?

When you follow your interests, you learn more deeply. And it never hurts to have a unique program of study listed on your transcript or resume! A Major or Minor in Jewish Studies helps you stand out from the pack when you apply for jobs, and provides a strong foundation for further studies in fields such as:

  • Law
  • Graduate studies in liberal arts and social sciences
  • International relations and public policy
  • Education
  • Social Work