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Jewish Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Jewish Studies program of Northwestern University is open to students of all backgrounds. While some of the students who take our classes are Jewish, many are not. We offer a major and a minor for anyone looking to go deeper into the study of Jewish experience. On the other hand, if you’re just looking for something a little different from what you usually study, you’ll be glad to know that many of our courses satisfy Weinberg distribution requirements.

Program highlights

The program is an interdisciplinary enterprise catering to anybody interested in a minority culture broadly conceived. It is a conversation about Jewish thinkers, leaders, artists, and Jewish life from ancient to modern times with a focus on the interaction between the Jewish people and the world. It studies Judaism as a religion and Jews as a civilization in its own right, but also contemplates Jews as an ethnic group that has made significant contributions to Western thought. It considers cultures and civilizations, texts and languages, philosophy and literature, religion and history, majority and minority groups, universally shared and particular values. Courses in Jewish Studies help develop critical skills, hone comparative approaches, and build bridges between the universal and the particular.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Jewish Response to Suffering
  • Intro. to Hebrew Bible
  • Intro. to Judaism
  • Medieval, Early Modern, Modern Jewish History
  • Jewish Literature
  • Jews and Germans

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56232 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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