Field of Study: Hebrew Language and Literature
Things to know
Many programs in Hebrew language and literature are part of religious or divinity schools. However, this is not always the case. Many non-religious institutions offer courses or degrees in this subject.
Colleges that do not have complete programs in Hebrew language and literature may offer elective courses as part of a major in interdisciplinary studies or liberal arts.
Students who major in Hebrew language and literature may be required or encouraged to spend some time living, working, and studying abroad. Most programs coordinate semester abroad or work internships. In most cases, you can participate in these after you have completed at least two years of language study. The most common place to travel to is Israel. Travel may be restricted at times due to security issues.
At some schools, courses in Hebrew language and literature are offered through Jewish studies, Middle Eastern studies, Classics, or Biblical language and literature programs.
Some Hebrew language and literature programs also encourage you to study Greek or Arabic.
Very few people who receive a bachelor's degree in Hebrew language and literature ever get a job directly related to the field. Even so, this program provides a solid background for many careers that require a four-year degree. This is because students in Hebrew language and literature learn skills in critical thinking and writing. These skills are valuable to many types of employers.