Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies/Study Abroad Israel

Program Benefits

  • Daemen University has partnered with Testing and Training International (TTI)  to offer a comprehensive program to enable Orthodox Jewish women to earn a Bachelor of Arts  in Liberal Studies with a minor in Judaic Studies, and have the opportunity to Study Abroad in Israel for one year at one of our many partner seminaries. TTI is an organization that is committed to providing higher education opportunities for young people through partnerships with accredited colleges and universities nationwide. Daemen and TTI have customized this program to enable young women to complete a college degree while adhering to the religious calendar and cultural norms  of the Orthodox Jewish community.
  • The BA Liberal Arts/Israel Study Abroad program is an intensive, fully online program that begins in the summer with a student orientation, followed by four weeks of classes. 
  • Following their inaugural summer semester, students depart to one of Daemen’s  partner seminaries to study in Israel for one year, where they will complete their minor in Judaic Studies. 
  • When students return, they complete another accelerated summer semester, followed by their final Fall semester to complete their undergraduate degree. As fully enrolled members of the Daemen University community, students who complete this program experience continued support and guidance from their program director, advisors, and faculty, in a highly structured, accelerated time frame.
Program Format

The BA Liberal Arts/Israel Study Abroad program is a hybrid program consisting of the following (120 credits total):

  • 30 credits from Daemen delivered in an online, asynchronous format
  • 30 credits from Daemen received in a year long study abroad program with partner seminaries in Israel
  • 60 credits of transfer credit from equivalency testing and/or equivalent, college level coursework 

Partner Seminaries

As a prerequisite to this program, students must be admitted to one of the following partner seminaries to enroll in the Daemen University BA Liberal Studies/Israel Study Abroad program.

  • Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim
  • Bais Chana Tsfas
  • Bais Yaakov Seminar
  • Bnos Avigail
  • Bnos Chava
  • Bnos Perel
  • Bnos Sara
  • Bnos Shoshana
  • Bnos Yehudis
  • BY Havineini
  • Chemdas Bais Yaakov
  • Darchei Binah
  • Hadar Bais Yaakov
  • Keser Chaya
  • Kitov Sachra
  • Machon Alte/Seminary Machon Chaya Mushka
  • Machon Bnos Yehuda (BYA)
  • Machon Raaya
  • Machon Sara
  • Machon Sarah Schenirer (BJJ)
  • Meohr
  • Mesores Rochel
  • Nachlas Bais Yaakov
  • Neimas Neimas Bais Yaakov (aka Niemas)
  • Nishmas Bais Yaakov
  • Pninim
  • Rinas Bais Yaakov
  • Shirat Miriam
  • Tehilas Bais Yaakov
  • Zimras Chaim

Judaic Studies Minor

Judaic Studies Minor students complete at one of Daemen’s partner seminaries consists of 18 credits derived from the following 8 courses:

Course Number/Title Credits
REL 106 - Survey of Biblical Themes 1 Variable 1-6
REL 107 - Survey of Biblical Themes 2 Variable 1-6
REL 110 – Jewish Law 1 Variable 1-6
REL 111 – Jewish Law 2 Variable 1-6
REL 301 - Advanced Studies in Biblical Commentaries 1 Variable 1-6
REL 302 - Advanced Studies in Biblical Commentaries 2 Variable 1-6
REL 338 – Jewish Thought 1 Variable 1-6
REL 339 – Jewish Thought 2 Variable 1-6