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Careers for Judaic Studies Majors

What is a Judaic studies major?

At the University of Denver, The Center for Judaic studies is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of Jewish history, thought and culture. Judaic studies majors focus on Jewish civilization and its evolution and expressions in history, literature, film, philosophy, language and religion.

The program also features social justice projects, annual scholar visits and events through our Holocaust Awareness Institute, Holocaust Memorial Social Action Site, Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives.

Common careers for Judaic studies majors

Graduates with a Jewish studies background are often hired by community centers, museums, educational institutions, newspapers, historical societies, religious centers, journals and magazines, research firms and non-profits.

Specific job titles held by Judaic studies majors include:

  • professor/educator
  • researcher
  • activist
  • cultural community manager
  • interfaith community manager
  • rabbi/clergy

Professional skills of Judaic studies majors

In addition to the careers listed above, Judaic studies majors are well-suited to fields that require the following skills:

  • in-depth understanding of Jewish culture, history and ideas
  • critical thinking
  • communication skills
  • writing skills
  • intercultural understanding
  • intercultural inclusivity
  • Hebrew language

Is a Judaic studies major right for you?

Still unsure if you should major in Judaic studies? Schedule a session with a career counselor, attend our "Choosing a Major" workshop, and attend career events where you can network with employers that hire Judaic studies majors and alumni who majored in Judaic studies. Also, schedule a session with the department chair, where you can explore other possible career paths.