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The interdisciplinary program in Judaic Studies enables students to acquire a foundation of knowledge in Jewish history, the Hebrew language, Jewish philosophy, culture, religious beliefs, and political aspirations, and to understand the contribution of Judaism to Western civilization. The courses highlight major aspects of Jewish civilization, focusing on its interaction with other cultures and dwelling on the bodies of human knowledge upon which it draws.
The Interdisciplinary Program in Judaic Studies offers both a minor and a certificate. The program cooperates with the departments of English, Modern Languages, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology, as well as the Liberal Studies and Women’s Studies Programs. Minor requirements may vary depending on the catalog year of the student.

The minor and certificate are designed to serve students pursuing careers in general or Jewish education, in the ministry or rabbinate, in international and Middle Eastern affairs, in languages or liberal arts, and in the community at large.


UCF Catalog: Judaic Studies Minor

To obtain a minor, students must complete 6 courses (18 credits) in Judaic Studies courses.


UCF Catalog: Judaic Studies Certificate

The undergraduate certificate is available for degree students completing 5 courses (15 credits). Non-degree, community students will receive a certificate of completion. Students may major in Interdisciplinary Studies and concentrate on Judaic Studies. For details, contact the Judaic Studies office or Interdisciplinary Studies.


Temple Shalom of Deltona Endowed Scholarship in Judaic Studies

A scholarship for up to $2,000 will be awarded each year to a UCF student studying in the field of Judaic Studies.

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Faculty & Staff

Kenneth Hanson

Program Coordinator
Kenneth Hanson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Jeffery A Golub, Administrative Assistant
Sanford Olshansky, Adjunct
Julia Phillips Berger, Adjunct
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