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The Talmud Department offers a number of B.A. tracks:

1. Expanded Track: 46 credit hours – For those wishing to specialize in Talmud and will not pursue a degree program in any other field.

2. Expanded Track: 30 credit hours – Designed either for rabbis awarded rabbinic ordination recognized by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel or for those who have learned at least six years in a Hesder yeshiva, a post-high school yeshiva, or a Torah institution in which at least twenty-five hours per week were dedicated to study. The other prerequisites for admission follow the standard university guidelines. In this track, the student must finish his studies within two years.

3. Major: 30 credit hours – For those who will have a minor field of study in another department.

4. Structured Double-Major: 25 credit hours – Designed for those who wish to take a similar course load in another department that has an agreement with the Talmud Department; the subjects studied in these departments are closely aligned with the subjects studied in the Talmud department. These departments are Bible, History of the Jewish People, Hebrew Literature, Land of Israel Studies, Hebrew Language, Classics, and Information Technology.

5. An Unstructured Double-Major: 27 credit hours – Designed for those who also wish to take a similar course load in another department that also offers a Double-Major track.

6. Minor: 16 credit hours – For those who will have a major field of study in another department.

7. Direct Track to a M.A. Degree: This program is designed for students who excel in their undergraduate studies. These students can begin studying for their M.A. degree during the final year of their B.A. program. The program is subject to the conditions dictated by the university regarding direct tracks.

 

*During their course of studies, all students will be required to take one comprehensive exam. In each one of the aforementioned tracks, the students are also obligated to fulfill additional requirements that the university requires of all its students (such as, learning a foreign language, general studies courses, and basic studies in Judaism). The students are responsible for investigating exactly what they are obligated to do and for fulfilling these requirements.

 

Talmud requirements in the various tracks:

 

Expanded Track: 46 credit hours, divided in the following manner: required courses – 6 credit hours; elective courses, comprehensive exam, three seminar papers.

 

Expanded Track for Ramim: 30 credit hours, divided in the following manner: required courses – 6 credit hours, elective courses, two seminar papers.

 

Major: 30 credit hours, divided in the following manner: required courses – 6 credit hours, elective courses, comprehensive exam, two seminar papers.

 

Structured Double-Major: 25 credit hours, divided in the following manner: required courses – 6 credit hours, elective courses, comprehensive exam, two seminar papers.

 

Unstructured Double-Major: 27 credit hours, divided in the following manner: required courses – 6 credit hours, elective courses, comprehensive exam, two seminar papers.