The principal advantage of the Honors Program is the opportunity to carry out a substantial research project under the supervision of a Jewish Studies faculty member.
The Honors Program requires considerable dedication on the part of a potential honors degree candidate.
A thesis director of the student’s choice (from the Jewish Studies faculty) will serve as mentor throughout H 399/H 499. Students must fill out the appropriate contract for JSTU-H 399 or JSTU-H 499, and obtain the thesis director's signature as well as the approval of the Jewish Studies academic advisor before registering for these classes.
A grade of A- or higher must be earned in both honors courses to graduate with honors in Jewish Studies. Students earning grades below A- will receive course credit but will not graduate with honors.
A student must apply to the honors advisor, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker, for admission into the honors program.
To enroll in the honors program, call the Borns Jewish Studies Program (855-0453) to arrange an appointment to meet with the Jewish Studies advisor, Dr. Carolyn Lipson-Walker to discuss the above requirements and obtain appropriate contracts and procedural information.
* Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, the official source of information regarding College of Arts and Sciences degree requirements is the College of Arts and Sciences.