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BA Jewish Studies

Catalog id : JWSC
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
August

 Tuition fee

International
76000 USD
National
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Department
The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500
10

World University Ranking

About this course

The BA program in Jewish Studies provides a context in which College students may examine the texts, cultures, languages, and histories of Jews and Judaism over three millennia. The perspective is contextual, comparative, and interdisciplinary. The long and diverse history of Jews and Judaism affords unique opportunities to study modes of continuity and change, interpretation and innovation, and isolation and integration of a world historical civilization. Students are encouraged to develop appropriate skills (in texts, languages, history, and culture) for independent work.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

Summary of Requirements

  • Three courses in Hebrew or other approved language as described in Language section
  • A total of nine courses from the following: 
  1. Four to six Jewish Civilization courses, at least two of which deal with the ancient or medieval periods (JWSC 20120–20199) and at least two of which deal with the modern period (JWSC 20220–20299).
  2. Jewish Studies majors may also earn 300 unit credits (ancient, medieval, and modern) through the Study Abroad program in Jerusalem.

  3. Three to five elective courses among all JWSC course listings

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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