Jewish Professional Studies (Undergraduate)

Jewish Professional Studies (Undergraduate)

Self-Directed Undergraduate Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies is a unique program designed for students who want to earn an undergraduate degree and develop their own course of study.  Students earn a degree by working with an academic advisor to choose a variety of courses across multiple majors that suit their personal and academic interests and goals to complete their degree.
The Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Professional Studies offers an individualized and flexible curriculum that allows the student to develop a dynamic and personalized course of study.  The degree provides the student with the opportunity to create a self-directed path of study, supporting an individualized degree that will suit each student’s particular professional goals and ambitions.

Application Requirements

  • Online Application ($50 application fee)
  • Official copies of undergraduate transcripts
    Mailed directly to:
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Gratz College
    7605 Old York Road
    Melrose Park, PA 19027
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (The personal statement should be 2-3 pages and describe your background, important experiences, future goals utilizing this degree, and why you have chosen Gratz College.  The personal statement may be submitted with the online application)
  • Resume (may be submitted with the online application)

Note: Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) and sent to the Office of Admissions at Gratz College. WES is a private enterprise who charges a fee for their services. Email:
Official copies of TOEFL scores are required for those whose native language is not English.

Curriculum Map

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Critical writing and research (3 credits)
Foundations of Self-Directed Learning for the Adult (3 credits)
Major Courses (30 credits)
Capstone (3 credits)

Transfer credits
81 credits permitted for transfer with a C (2.0) or better from a regionally accredited institution.
(39 credit residency requirement)