Wesleyan’s Certificate in Jewish and Israel Studies offers students a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training in Jewish and Israel studies. Over a three-year cycle, courses are offered in various departments grouped into four pathways: History of the Jewish People, Jewish Literature and Culture, Israel Studies, and Religion of the Jewish People.

What You'll Study

  • To receive the certificate, you'll be required to take seven courses, which include gateway courses and a distribution of additional courses.
  • Candidates for the certificate are strongly encouraged to study Hebrew. Up to two Hebrew courses can be included among the seven courses required for the certificate.
  • Students pursuing the Israel studies pathway are required to demonstrate their proficiency of Hebrew or take at least two years of the language (the two second-year credits will count toward the certificate).