The Noether--Lefschetz Theorem Via Vanishing of Coherent Cohomology We prove that for a generic hypersurface in $\mathbb P^{2n+1}$ of degree at least $2+2/n$, the $n$-th Picard number is one. The proof is algebraic in nature and follows from certain coherent cohomology vanishing. Keywords:Noether--Lefschetz, algebraic cycles, Picard numberCategories:14C15, 14C25