The Center for Jewish Studies at Hunter College is an interdisciplinary program with an exciting diversity of courses on the Jewish experience from Biblical times to the present day. We offer students new and compelling approaches to understanding the contemporary world, while fostering connections between a variety of disciplines. The broad nature of the Jewish Studies program provides an excellent preparation for an array of career and graduate study paths. The program reflects the diverse Hunter student body and Hunter’s deep connections to New York City through internship programs at a range of cultural organizations, courses on Jewish New York, and programming on New York Jewish life. We also sponsor innovative and original academic lectures and public events.
The Jewish studies program hosts a 24-credit major leading to a BA degree in Jewish studies with courses taken in various departments and programs, as well as a minor in Jewish Studies. There is the opportunity to receive academic credit for fieldwork with a Jewish community agency, accredited summer study programs in Israel, and guided independent study.