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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

David Johnson

Alexander Green
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. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
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 213: Introduction to World Religions
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:54