Do you accept the Jerusalem Exam for credit towards the major/minor?
No. If you receive a 75 or above, the college grants you 8 elective credits, but these do not count toward the major or minor. Contact your college advising office to inquire about how to receieve elective credit toward your degree.
I am double-majoring with another department. Can I double count courses?
You may double count one course (4 credits) towards either another major or minor.
Can my tranfer credits from another university count towards the major/minor?
The department will only accept transfer credits that have first been approved by your college (i.e. CAS, Steinhardt, LS, etc). You may transfer a maximum of 8 credits toward the minor or 16 credits toward the major. Please bring a copy of your transcript from any non-NYU instituition with you to your initial meeting with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Where can I find a list of the current course offerings?
The most accurate list of course offerings can be found in Albert.
Can I take an independent study in the Hebrew and Judaic Studies department?
Independent Studies may only be taken in special circumstances, typically when a student has already taken a course with a professor and wishes to pursue a topic covered in that course in greater depth. The Independent Study must be approved by the advising faculty member. Independent Studies can be taken for 1 - 4 credits. Please submit a completed and signed Independent Study Agreement Form to the HJS Department Assistant in order to receive a permission code to register on Albert.
I am a student in a school other than CAS. Do I need to do any special paperwork to declare my major or minor?
Yes, you will need to share your signed major or minor declaration form with your advisor in your home school so that they can add Hebrew and Judaic Studies to your academic record on Albert.
Can I receive transfer credits from a Yeshivah program?
No, only credits from universities are recognized.
Do courses at NYU Tel Aviv or other NYU Global Academic Centers count towards the major or minor? Is there a limit on how many I can count towards the major or minor?
Applicable courses taken at NYU Tel Aviv or other NYU Global Academic Centers (and approved by the DUGS) count towards the major and minor. There are no limits on how many courses taken at NYU Global Academic Centers you can count towards the major or minor.
Can I spend a semester or year abroad at a non-NYU-affiliated institution and earn major or minor credit?
Yes, you can. All courses taken at non-NYU-affiliated institutions must be pre-approved by the DUGS. You may transfer a maximum of 16 credits toward the major and 8 credits towards the minor.
Which CORE courses can be counted towards the major/minor?
CORE-UA 514, "World Cultures: Ancient Israel," and CORE-UA 537, "World Cultures: Modern Israel."
How long does it take for my major/minor to show up on Albert?
Processing time is typically 2 - 3 weeks.
Does my Hebrew and Judaic Studies major or minor exempt me from the CORE Expressive Cultures requirement?
The CORE Expressive Cultures requirement is a College requirement, and the department does not have the authority to waive this requirement for you. For questions about the specifics of what counts towards waiving this requirement, please speak with CAS Advising or the CORE Office for more information.