For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052
Contact for questions:
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The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.
|Foreign language requirement|
|Two semesters of study in a single foreign language (or the equivalent)|
|HIST 2050||History of Jewish Civilization: From the Bible to Spinoza|
|JSTD 4019||Senior Thesis|
|One course (3 credits) from the following:|
|ANTH 3805||Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands|
|CLAS 2803||The Ancient Near East and Egypt to 322 B.C.|
|CLAS 2804||History of Ancient Israel|
|HIST 2051||Antisemitism from Origins to the Present|
|HIST 2116||Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain|
|JSTD 2001||Topics in Judaic Studies: Pre-modern|
|REL 1009||The Hebrew Scriptures|
|REL 2211||Rabbinic Thought and Literature|
|REL 3923||Violence and Peace in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam|
|One course (3 credits) from the following:|
|HEBR 3101||Modern Hebrew Literary Classics in Translation|
|HEBR 3301||Modern Hebrew Fiction|
|HEBR 3302||The Israeli Media|
|HIST 2060||Modern Jewish History|
|HIST 2061||Ghetto: History of a Concept|
|HIST 2812||History of Zionism|
|HIST 3061||The Holocaust|
|HIST 3062||War Crimes Trials|
|HIST 3367||The American Jewish Experience|
|JSTD 2002||Topics in Judaic Studies: Modern|
|PSC 2379||Politics and Foreign Policy of Israel|
|PSC 2476||The Arab-Israeli Conflict|
|or PSC 2476W||The Arab-Israeli Conflict|
|REL 3291||Modern Jewish Thought|
|Five additional courses (15 credits) from the two lists above.|
In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.
Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:
- Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
- Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
- Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.
Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:
- Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
- Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
- Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
- Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
- Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
- Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.
Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.
Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.
In addition to the general requirements stated under University Regulations, in order to be considered for graduation with Special Honors in Judaic Studies, a candidate must attain a GPA of at least 3.7 in courses counted toward the major in Judaic Studies and 3.3 overall, and earn a grade of A both for JSTD 4018 Senior Thesis–JSTD 4019 Senior Thesis and for the senior thesis. Having fulfilled these requirements, the student may be recommended for graduation with Special Honors.