Minors & Certificates
What is Biblical Studies?
The certificate in biblical studies provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the study of the bible by examining it within different religious contexts. The certificate exposes the student to the complexities and challenges of translations from the original language. The certificate fosters critical thinking by exposing students to diverse methodologies and perspectives. Students will deepen their conceptual understanding of the bible. This certificate will help students engage in well-informed and thoughtful discourse.
Take at least one course from this group. ENGL 3051 meets New Testament Requirement
|JUDC2039||Evolution of the Angel||3|
|ENGL3051||Bible and Literature II||3|
|JUDC4087||The Book of Job and the Problem of Evil||3|
|ENGL3050||Bible and Literature I||3|
|JUDC2074||Cinema Divine: Religion and the Bible in Film||3|
|JUDC2033||The Old Testament Between Jews and Christians||3|
|JUDC2037||Demons in the Bible and Related Texts||3|
|JUDC3050||Judaic Studies Study Tour||3|
|JUDC2028||Introduction to Biblical Studies||3|
|JUDC2029||Bible: Hebrew Scriptures||3|
|JUDC3028||Women in the Bible||3|
Take at least one course from this group. Judc 2027 meets New Testament Requirement
|JUDC2027||Jesus, Judaism, and History||3|
|JUDC2030||Mysteries of the Bible||3|
|JUDC3093||Archaeology and the Bible||3|
|JUDC6005||History of the Jewish Book||3|
|JUDC3080||Dead Sea Scrolls||3|
|JUDC4005||The Bible and the Ancient World||3|
|JUDC1027||History of Jewish Civilization I: Origins to 1500||3 - 4|
Texts and Contexts
Take at least one course from this group. JUDC 2026, JUDC 3048 and ENGL 2077 meet the New Testament Requirement
|JUDC3003||Biblical Interpretation in the Greco-Roman Period (323BCE-620CE)||3|
|JUDC2026||Survey of the New Testament||3|
|JUDC1033||Ancient Stories of Creation||3|
|JUDC2032||Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha||3|
|JUDC2052||Introduction to Jewish Literature||3|
|ENGL2077||New Testament Literature||3|
|JUDC3048||The New Testament in its Jewish Matrix||3|
|ENGL2076||Old Testament Literature||3|
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.
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, then your certificate will be reviewed at the time that you submit your separate degree application.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Undergraduate Certificate Degree in Biblical Studies
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West
3508 French Hall -West
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0169
Phone: (513) 556-2298