Combined B.A. in Family and Human Services & M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education/Communal Service

Students in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development Services may, in their junior year, apply for admission to the B.A./B.S. to M.A. Program. This program allows students to complete combined undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5 years. Students accepted into the program begin graduate course work during their senior year. Nine units taken at the 500/600 level after completion of the junior year will be double-counted toward the B.A./B.S. and M.A. A bachelor's degree will be awarded to the B.A./B.S. to M.A. program students after all degree requirements for the bachelor's are met. Students who do not complete the bachelor's portion of the track or who do not maintain a 3.0 GPA may not proceed to the M.A. level unless deficiencies are resolved. Students must earn a "B" or better in the double-counted courses.

This program is open only to undergraduates in the Department of Family Studies and Community Development.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  • Completion of or current enrollment in 60 units (may include transfer units)
  • Declaration of a Family Science or Family and Human Services major
  • Major Completion of the following courses with a grade of B or better: 
Select one of the following:3-4
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
STATISTICS FOR FAMILY SCIENCE AND HUMAN SERVICE
BASIC STATISTICS
ELEMENTARY BIOSTATISTICS
BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
FMST 301FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS3
FMST 302FAMILY THEORIES3
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.00 by the end of the spring term preceding screening for admission 

Application Process

Applicants must submit the following documents in one packet postmarked by January 15:

  • Admission application provided by the department
  • Official transcripts that include course work taken through the spring term preceding application to the program
  • During the second term of the senior year, student must also complete a graduate application with the University Admissions Office to be officially admitted to the graduate program.
  • Completion of the Hebrew Requirement: Students must take the Hebrew placement examination. In order to be admitted into the BA/MA students must demonstrate proficiency equivalent to the level of two years of college Hebrew (through Biblical or Modern Hebrew IV). Beginning with their first term of matriculation, students must study Hebrew every term until this proficiency is attained. Students taking Hebrew course work must attain a grade of “B” or better each term in order to be considered proficient.

Screening

Screening will occur immediately after January 15 for applicants who have complete files.

The department’s admissions committee will evaluate all completed applications based upon GPA and will accept students who have met requirements for admission. 

Degree Requirements

Please see the B.A./B.S. requirements listed under the Major in Family and Human Services/Services to Children and Youth track. 64 required units for the major including 15 elective units, 9 of which will be taken at the 500/600 level. The 500/600 level courses will be taken  after completion of the junior year and will be double counted towards fulfilling the 120 units required for the B.A. and the 38 units required for the M.A.

The M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service requires successful completion of 38 units with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Core Courses: 26 units; Concentration 12 units. The course work includes practicum and internship. Students must also complete the Hebrew requirement.

Please see the detailed M.A. degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Hebrew Requirement

Knowledge of Hebrew is the foundation of Judaic learning. All entering students must take the Hebrew placement examination. In order to receive the degree, students must demonstrate proficiency in Hebrew equivalent to the level of two years of college Hebrew (through Biblical or Modern Hebrew IV). Beginning with their first term of matriculation, students must study Hebrew every term until this proficiency is attained. Students taking Hebrew coursework must attain a grade of “B” or better each term in order to be considered proficient. Courses through Biblical Hebrew IV or Modern Hebrew IV do not count toward the 38 units required for the degree.

HEBR 101ELEMENTS OF HEBREW I3
HEBR 102ELEMENTS OF HEBREW II3
HEBR 201HEBREW INTERMEDIATE I3
HEBR 202HEBREW INTERMEDIATE II3
JDST 544BIBLICAL HEBREW I3
JDST 545BIBLICAL HEBREW II3
JDST 546BIBLICAL HEBREW III3
JDST 547BIBLICAL HEBREW IV3