In 2012, the University introduced a new undergraduate degree program in Jewish Studies. The degree program is offered through the Department of Religious Studies, where students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Jewish Studies.
Two academic minors – Jewish Studies and Modern Hebrew – continually attract a diverse group of Carolina students, and more than 1,000 Carolina students enroll in Jewish Studies courses each year. The number of Jewish Studies courses offered to Carolina students has grown to nearly 40.
The Jewish Studies program offers courses in departments across the humanities and social sciences.
The number of Jewish Studies faculty members has doubled in the Center’s first few years. In the current academic year, 15 faculty members will teach and conduct research in Jewish Studies at Carolina and funding is in place for more faculty positions. Faculty members are based in seven different academic departments.
Students have the opportunity to pursue Jewish Studies through study abroad programs in Israel, Czech Republic and several other countries. Students may also participate in archaeological excavations in Israel.