Stern College for Women
Stern College for Women (SCW) is the undergraduate women's college of arts and sciences at Yeshiva University. It is located at Yeshiva University's Israel Henry Beren Campus in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan.
Stern College for Women provides a rich array of programs in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and Jewish studies, along with combined degree programs in dentistry, physical therapy, and engineering, among others. It grants the bachelor of arts degree. It also awards the Associate of Arts degree in Hebrew language, literature, and culture. SCW's dual undergraduate curriculum includes The Basic Jewish Studies Program, a one- to two-year introduction to Bible, Jewish law, and Hebrew that allows students without traditional yeshiva or day school backgrounds to be integrated into SCW's regular Jewish studies courses. The Rebecca Ivry Department of Jewish Studies offers courses ranging from elementary to advanced levels in Bible, Hebrew, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, and Jewish laws and customs. The S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program stresses writing, critical analysis, cultural enrichment, individual mentoring, and the development of leadership skills.
Karen Bacon, Ph.D., serves as the school's Dr. Monique C. Katz Dean.
SCW was established in 1945, based on a gift from the late industrialist Max Stern. Today it serves more than 2,000 students from approximately two dozen U.S. states and a similar number of nations, including students registered at Syms School of Business. Many students attend regular services at the Adereth El synagogue on 29th Street.
Majors offered include:
- Art History
- English Literature
- Jewish Studies
Combined and joint degree programs in business administration, dentistry, engineering, Jewish education, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, and social work are available.
Minors offered include:
- American Studies
- Computer Science
- Jewish Studies
- Political Science
- Women's Studies
Students also may select a business minor offered through Sy Syms School of Business.
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