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Modern Hebrew

For over 2500 years since the biblical period, the Hebrew language has been in continuous use.  Revived in the crucible of nineteenth century Zionism and the emergence of the modern state of Israel, contemporary Hebrew represents the intersection of antiquity and modernity, tradition and innovation, and Israel and its surrounding cultures.


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Program Code


Real-World Learning Components

Optional internship(s)


3 years

Admission Criteria



Main Campus


Judaic Studies
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


French Hall West
PO Box 210169
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0169
Matthew Kraus
Phone: 513-556-2297

Student Success Factors

The certificate in modern Hebrew is awarded to students who have attained advanced competency in the Hebrew language by successfully completing the Hebrew language program offered by the department of Judaic Studies at the University of Cincinnati. The certificate recognizes the attainment of a significant academic competency: the ability to read, speak, write and understand the Hebrew language. Furthermore, by studying Hebrew, students open their minds to different forms of thinking and expression, the priceless result of engagement with a foreign culture.

Career Possibilities

A certificate in modern Hebrew enables students to demonstrate linguistic competency to future employers and graduate schools that require either proficiency in a foreign language in general, or specifically in Hebrew. In addition to positions in Hebrew education, students seeking careers in Jewish institutions will be particularly attractive. The certificate will also facilitate travel and study abroad.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Modern Hebrew Certificate Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Modern Hebrew Certificate Requirements
    • JUDCxxxx, Full sequence of Basic or Extended Basic Hebrew from group below, 10 - 12
    • JUDCxxxx, Second Year Hebrew courses from group below, 6
    • JUDC3031, Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition, 3
    • JUDC3032, Advanced Hebrew Conversation and Composition, 3
    Basic Hebrew
    • JUDC1001, Basic Hebrew 1, DC, HU, 5
    • JUDC1002, Basic Hebrew 2, DC, HU, 5
    • JUDC1011, Extended Basic Hebrew 1, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC1012, Extended Basic Hebrew 2, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC1013, Extended Basic Hebrew 3, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC1014, Extended Basic Hebrew 4, DC, HU, 3
    Second Year Hebrew
    • JUDC2011, Second Year Hebrew 1, DC, HU, 3
    • JUDC2012, Second Year Hebrew 2, DC, HU, 3

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the certificate to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the certificate program using our online form.


In addition, you must meet with the program director so that they are aware that you are pursuing the certificate and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your certificate.


Students not currently pursuing a degree may declare the certificate after establishing non-matriculated status.

Graduation Requirements

Make sure that you have declared the certificate program online. Next, make sure that the certificate program director is aware of when you are finishing the program. If you are pursuing another bachelor's degree, your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.


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