Hebrew Theological College offers a Bachelor of Arts that combines intensive study in a major field of study with a required general education component that consists of comprehensive core curricula in Advanced Hebrew Studies (Bible, Hebrew, Jewish History, Jewish Law, Jewish Philosophy) and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts degree will be conferred upon students who have completed 120 semester hours of academic credit with a grade point average of at least 2.0 as detailed below.Semester Credit Hours Required
Judaic Major: 30
Advanced Hebrew Studies: 36-42
Bible (minimum of 2 semester hours each in Torah, Nevi’im, & Ketuvim): 12
Hebrew (HEBR 109 or above): 12
Jewish History: 6
Jewish Philosophy: 6
Jewish Law (waived for Talmud majors):6
Liberal Arts and Sciences: 30
Behavioral/Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology): 3
Computer Applications (CAIS 106 or competency via exam): 3
English Composition (ENGL 111 and either ENGL 211 or ENGL 213): 6
English Literature: 3
Mathematics (MATH 104 or above): 3
Natural Sciences: 3
Speech (SPCH 101, 210 or 255; or equivalent): 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives: 6
Unrestricted Electives 18-24
Note: Core requirements in English composition must be fulfilled within the first year of attendance.Residency Requirement
Students receiving the Bachelor of Arts must have completed a minimum of 40 semester hours at Hebrew Theological College to include:
Judaic Major: 10 or more (See specific Departmental requirements)
Advanced Hebrew Studies 20
Jewish History: 4
Jewish Philosophy: 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences: 10*
Additional Major 10 or more (See specific Departmental requirements)
*ENGL 111 must be completed in residence except if a student demonstrates competency through excellent performance on the HTC Writing Assessment Test.
Specific courses used to fulfill residency requirements must be selected in consultation with the student’s Dean or advisor.
Students who major in an area of Advanced Hebrew Studies could count their coursework for both their major and their Advanced Hebrew Studies residency requirement. Thus, students majoring in Bible or Hebrew would be required to complete a minimum of 24 semester hours in Advanced Hebrew Studies in residence and those majoring in Jewish History would be required to complete a minimum of 26 semester hours in Advanced Hebrew Studies in residence. Additionally, such students must complete at least 4 to 6 semester hours in residence at Hebrew Theological College in Advanced Hebrew Studies and 10 hours in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Advanced Hebrew Studies Core
In satisfying the Advanced Hebrew Studies core requirements, including residency requirements, a maximum of two courses in total may be used in substitution of listed requirements with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor from the following academic areas: Bible, Hebrew, Jewish History, Jewish Law, and Jewish Philosophy. Only one substitution will be allowed per academic area.