Requirements for the certificate
Beginning in Fall 2022, the requirements for the Jewish Studies certificate will be reduced to the following five courses:
- One course fulfilling our Pre-modern requirement
- One course in Jewish Literature, Philosophy, or the Arts
- One course in Jewish History or Social Science
- Two courses in Hebrew or another approved Jewish language
For details, see the UW-Madison Guide.
Is it possible to switch from a certificate to a Jewish Studies major?
Yes, and there is considerable overlap between the two programs. To “upgrade” from a certificate to a major, most students just need to take a few additional courses. Contact undergraduate advisor Gwen Walker if you are interested in making the switch.