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Jewish Studies BA - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 03.00 AREA STUDIES UNCLASSIFID, CIP: 38.0206 Jewish/ Judaic Studies)

Department of Jewish Thought

712 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Noam Pines
Chair

Alexandra Zirkle
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Jewish Studies BA Student

Successful completion of the prerequisite courses with the required minimum grades or higher.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

All freshmen who select Jewish Studies BA on their UB application are listed as approved majors. New students will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisement & Services office regarding initial course registration after paying their tuition deposit and completing the online Orientation Data Form.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Successful completion of the prerequisite courses with the required minimum grades or higher is required for admissions into the program. Prerequisites include:

  • Minimum grade of C+ in JDS 103 Introduction to Judaism
  • Two other courses in Jewish Studies (may include Hebrew) with a grade of C or better

Suggested Introductory Courses

 
Published: Nov 28, 2022 13:03:39