Jewish Studies at BU
Jewish civilization is global and particular, ancient and modern, full of ancient rituals, customs, myths, memories, and replete with history. Jewish texts and ideas are part of our world’s great heritage. If you are curious about one of the world’s oldest living religious traditions and its many historical, social, and intellectual engagements across historical time and global space, we are the place for you. Our courses are taught by faculty trained in Religion, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Medieval and Modern History, Romance literature, Medicine, Law, Hebrew Language, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Theology, and other fields and disciplines.
Find out what excites them about the Jewish experience and its academic study. Take any of our courses and get hooked! Our students benefit from small classes with dedicated teachers. We connect students with internships, offer awards and scholarships, support study abroad in Israel, and provide opportunities for independent research.