Combined B.A/B.S. in Family Science and M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service

The combined bachelor’s to master’s program is designed to allow students to complete both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years, including 9 units taken during the summer terms. Students are required to complete the Hebrew Language requirement necessary for both the B.A. and acceptance into the M.A. program. The following graduate courses will count towards the undergraduate and graduate degrees and will be completed by the student in the senior year of study: FMST 550FMST 555. These two courses (6 units) will meet the undergraduate major requirements for Elective Area IV: FMST Elective, and at the graduate level these courses will fulfill the Professional Courses Elective requirement (6 units). 1

Three units of the undergraduate requirement for Elective Area II: Interdisciplinary Electives will be fulfilled by the course students select to complete the graduate requirement of The Jewish Studies Elective (3).1

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Students may select other graduate courses to fulfill these requirements with the approval of the academic advisor/graduate program director.

Admission Requirements

  • Acceptance into the university with a declaration of a B.A. in Family Science
  • Requirements for transition to the M.A. component of the program:
    • Completion of 90 units (may include current enrollment and transfer units)
    • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the spring term preceding transition to the MA program
    • Completion of the following courses with a grade of B or better STATS:
      Select one of the following:3-4
      BASIC STATISTICS
      ELEMENTARY BIOSTATISTICS
      BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
      STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
      FMST 301FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS3
      FMST 302FAMILY THEORIES3
    • 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.

Degree Requirements

Please see the B.A. requirements listed under the Major in Family Science. 9 units taken at the 500/600 level after completion of the junior year 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