Discover the academic study of Jewish history, religion, and culture at UNL

UNL's undergraduate program in Jewish Studies, administered by UNL’s Harris Center for Judaic Studies, offers…

  • a talented, award-winning faculty, who will challenge and guide you throughout your undergraduate career

  • a wide range of courses dealing with Jewish history, culture, religion, philosophy, the Hebrew language, and many other subjects

  • a minor in Jewish Studies (complete it in just six courses!)

  • several undergraduate scholarships

Discover the world through Jewish Studies

  • Our courses cover different historical periods, geographical areas, and diverse peoples and texts

  • We provide information and guidance on relevant study abroad opportunities in Europe, Israel, even South Africa

  • Many of our students major in Global Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Journalism, and Religious Studies — fields that combine well with the Minor in Jewish Studies, with their shared emphasis on politics, beliefs, everyday life, and social issues around the globe

  • After graduation, our students go on to many different kinds of careers, to graduate study, and even across the world