Jewish Studies Minor

Prospective Minors are encouraged to meet with Professor Randall Garr.

Click here to view the requirements sheet.

To declare the Jewish Studies Minor, contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Kailee Lencioni.

More information and a full directory of associated faculty can be found at:

Resources for Jewish Students and Scholars:
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies, a program of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, is cosponsored by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Hillel.

Santa Barbara Hillel
The Jewish Student Organization at UCSB

UCSB Middle East Ensemble
“Ethnomusicology Performance Ensemble” in the UCSB Music Department

Minor FAQs

How do I declare a minor?

The student must initiate the process by consulting with the sponsoring department (Religious Studies).
To receive recognition for completing the minor, the student must notify the sponsoring department early in the final quarter – when candidacy for the bachelor’s degree is declared. You should bring an annotated version of the minor requirements sheet, highlighting all courses you intend to put towards your minor.

Is there a deadline for filing the minor?

You must declare degree candidacy no later than the 2nd week of your final quarter. Your minor declaration should be complete prior to declaring degree candidacy. When graduation approaches, the department will prepare a minor clearance form for you and send the form to the Registrar. Be sure to inform the department early in your final quarter, even if you are still completing courses toward the minor!

Can I request an exception/substitution to one of the requirements for the minor?

Yes! You can request a minor credit petition (contact: If the request is approved, it will be noted on your minor clearance form.

Will the minor appear on my diploma?

The minor will appear on your diploma and transcript after the Registrar has processed your minor.

Who should I contact about the minor?

Please contact our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Kailee Lencioni.