UNT's interdisciplinary Jewish Studies Program (JSP) began in the Fall 2000 semester and is housed in UNT's Department of Philosophy and Religion. The JSP is currently administered by Dr. David Kaplan, department Chair, pending completion of an ongoing JSP Director search. The JSP is the only Jewish Studies program at a public university in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The program includes 60 courses on Jews, Judaism, ancient and modern Israel, and the Holocaust taught by 30 faculty across 10 of UNT's departments. The JSP offers an undergraduate minor (18 hours) and a certificate (12 hours) in Jewish Studies, and administers several scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. The JSP sponsors related programs throughout the year. The JSP's extensive collection of approximately 2,500 books and 350 films is housed in UNT's Willis Library collection.