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Jewish Studies Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 38.0206 Jewish/ Judaic Studies)

Department of Jewish Thought

712 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261-0026

Noam Pines

Alexandra Zirkle
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming a Jewish Studies Minor 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

We welcome students to join us in their first year.

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

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Acceptance Criteria: Minimum GPA of 2.000

Suggested Introductory Courses

We suggest:

  • JDS 103: Introduction to Judaism
  • JDS 210: Introduction to the Old Testament
  • JDS 253: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics
  • any UB Seminar designated JDS 199
  • RSP 313: Introduction to World Religions
Published: Feb 01, 2023 08:50:25