Bachelor’s Degree Completion
Students may transfer undergraduate credits to Hebrew College and complete a bachelor's degree, even if they have been out of school for several years. Various options are available for majors in Jewish education and Jewish studies.
The undergraduate program at Hebrew College prepares students to become well-rounded, literate participants in the global community. The undergraduate general-education program aims for each student to receive an education of both depth and breadth that builds critical analysis, independent thought, self-expression and the research and writing skills necessary for advanced scholarship and research. Our general-education requirements ensure adequate breadth with regard to the arts and humanities, the sciences/mathematics and the social sciences.
Course of Study
In order to receive their degree, students will need to have completed 60 credits in an accredited institution of higher learning other than Hebrew College. The specific program will be worked out with an advisor assigned to the student upon admission. BAJS (Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies) and BJEd (Bachelor of Jewish Education) share the same general education and elective requirements:
32 credits of required general education distribution:
- Two courses in English
- Two courses in humanities
- Two courses in social sciences
- Two courses in math, science or computer science
28 credits of elective courses form the rest of the general-education requirement for the B.A.
- Completion of an addtional 60 credits, detailed below:
|Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies|
|Selection of Jewish Culture Electives
|Senior Final Project
|Bachelor of Jewish Education|
|Electives Selection of Jewish Culture||9|
- Completed application and fee
- Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate study
- Two letters of recommendation
- Two essays
- Interview, in-person or by phone
Deadlines vary by program. Please contact Barbara Selwyn, Director of Enrollment, at 617-559-8610, for more information.
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Coursework
Students with a substantial number of undergraduate credits may complete a combined bachelor's and master's degree. Undergraduate and graduate degree requirements are fulfilled, and you will receive the two degrees simultaneously.
- 60 credits in Jewish Studies
- 13 credits electives
- 16 credits in Hebrew language
- 3 credits Graduate Research Seminar (master’s paper)
"I love being a part of this combined bachelor's / master's program. The teachers are serious academics and extremely learned in their subjects, making it an absolute joy to learn with them."
— Daniel Getz