Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
York University students may earn an Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies. This certificate is not, however, open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies.
Graduating with a certificate: except where otherwise stated, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00 is required to satisfy certificate requirements. Students must also submit application to graduate from a certificate program. Applications should be obtained from and filed with the unit administering the certificate program. Transcript notation that the requirements for a certificate have been completed will be made once the Registrar’s Office has received notice from the unit administering the program. Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and a certificate program. The Faculty does not award certificates retroactively. Refer to the Academic Standards section for details of the undergraduate certificate minimum standards.
To qualify for the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, students must complete 36 credits from the list of approved courses including:
12 credits in Hebrew language or literature offered in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics;
and 24 additional credits in the areas of Hebrew language and literature and/or Jewish studies.
The cumulative grade point average in all 36 credits must be at least 5.00 (C+).
No more than 18 of these credits may be taken at another university. At least 18 credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level.
Additional information is available in the Office of the Centre for Jewish Studies, 763 York Research Tower, 416-736-5823 or the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, South 561 Ross, 416-736-5016.