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Minors gain a familiarity with Jewish cultures and societies.  Students from a wide range of disciplines pursue the minor to complement and enrich their primary program of study.

Program Requirements

Prerequisites to the Minor:

  • None

Requirements for the Minor:

At least 15 credits. At least 6 credits must be taken at the 300- or 400-level.

At least 1 of the following 3 core courses:

Hebrew and Yiddish courses must be at the 300-level or above. Only one Independent Study course can be used towards the minor.


At least 3 of the courses must be taken at the UM Ann Arbor campus.

A minor in Judaic Studies is not open to students with a major in Judaic Studies, a Hebrew Studies submajor from the Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, or a minor in Yiddish.


A student who is interested in a major in Judaic Studies should meet with the major advisor as early as possible to plan a coherent course of study.  Please email or call 734-615-6097 to schedule an appointment.