Jewish Studies (BA)

Jewish Studies (BA)


About this program

Jewish studies at Ohio State comprises one of the largest and most diverse programs in the country, offering an impressive selection of courses, a multidisciplinary faculty and a wide range of events. We have one of the largest Judaica library collections in the country, with a full-time Judaica librarian and over 300,000 volumes. 

Why choose Jewish Studies at Ohio State?

Our faculty are internationally recognized in their respective fields, including history, philosophy, political science, music, English, Near Eastern and South Asian languages and cultures, Germanic languages and literatures, classics, art and education.

What can you do with this degree? 

Regardless of their track, graduates can find work in fields such as banking and finance, business, sales, export purchasing, foreign market analysis, journalism, foreign correspondence, science and research, library science, hotel management, publishing, and radio broadcasting, education, government, international trade, media, and tourism. Students who pursue the Jewish studies track are prepared for jobs in Jewish community centers, federations, and national and international Jewish organizations; Jewish education, including day and supplementary school; synagogue administration; youth group advising; work with the elderly; Israel support organizations; and Jewish media.