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Judaic Studies, B.A.

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  • 48 months
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You can also choose to minor in Judaic Studies and select from a rich array of exciting classes in six different areas: history, Yiddish, Arabic, Bible, Holocaust studies, and Israel studies.

Judaic Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study at University of Hartford which focuses on the Jews and Judaism, including but not limited to, historical, linguistic, religious, sociological, political, and philosophical perspectives. 

Our program spans the periods from the beginnings of ancient Israel through the modern Jews and modern Israel. If you have no previous experience with Hebrew language, you are required to complete 42 credits including three required, core courses in Jewish history (9 credits) and two years of modern Hebrew (12 credits). The modern Hebrew requirement may be waived for students who demonstrate equivalent fluency.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge in a variety of disciplines associated with the study of Judaic Studies, ancient and modern Israel, the Bible, and Rabbinic texts, including the study of literature, history, art history, religion, philosophy, modern languages, cinema, archaeology, anthropology/sociology, geography, Hebrew language, and political science.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate basic comprehension and proficiency in historically significant languages of the Jews and Jewish history: Hebrew (and language skills in general in the teaching of Yiddish and Arabic language and culture courses).
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and analytic skills for the research of Judaic Studies in primary and secondary sources.
  • Analyze the major arguments of theological and philosophical importance in major texts (Bible, Rabbinics, Modern Jewish literature).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Jewish History from the Exile to the Enlightenment 
  • Modern Jewish History 
  • Bible and Archaeology-Old Testament 
  • Elementary Arabic I 
  • Hebrew Language I: Elementary Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language II: Elementary Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language III: Intermediate Conversational Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Language IV: Intermediate Conversational Hebrew 
  • Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics 
  • Modern European-Jewish Literature 
  • Israel: History and Society
  • American-Jewish History
  • The Holocaust 
  • The Arabs and Israel 
  • The Modern Middle East 
  • Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Ethics 
  • The Talmud: Its History and Literary Development 
  • Maimonides in Historical Context
  • Biomedical Ethics 
  • Classical Philosophy: Greece and Rome 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Web Application - Please complete this online application.
  • The Common Application – Please complete this application if you are attending a High/Prep School in the US or an International School overseas.
  • If English is not your native language you are required to prove that your language ability is meets our minimum standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40490 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for West Hartford

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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