The College of Arts and Sciences offers several five-year programs:
Adviser: Mark Schild, M.B.A. (SSOB); Abe Zakhem, Ph.D. (College of Arts and Sciences)
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Stillman School offer a joint program that leads to two degrees: a bachelor's degree in any liberal arts or sciences major (humanities, mathematics, social, physical, or computer sciences) and a Master of Business Administration.
The unique feature of this program is that both degrees can be earned in five years. By carefully selecting courses, the student can complete the requirements for both degrees in as few as 150 credit hours. The student spends the first three years taking arts and sciences courses. After the completion of 75 credit hours, the student applies for the M.B.A. program. Students must meet all requirements for admission to the M.B.A. program. If accepted, the student takes a mixture of arts and sciences and business courses in the fourth year. The fifth year is reserved exclusively for graduate business courses. When the student has completed all undergraduate degree requirements and a minimum of 120 credit hours, the student receives a bachelor’s degree. After completing the M.B.A. requirements and a minimum of 150 total credit hours, the student also receives an M.B.A.
The purpose of the program is twofold:
Basic Principles and Requirements
In offering this program, Seton Hall operates on three basic principles:
B.A. or B.S./M.B.A. Curriculum
The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, the Department of Religion, The Department of Biological Sciences, The Program in Catholic Studies, The Department of Psychology, The Program in Africana Studies and Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work* at Seton Hall University offer a dual degree program that leads to two degrees completed in a five-year span: a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Sociology, Social and Behavioral Studies, Religion, Catholic Studies, Psychology, Africana Studies, and a Master of Public Administration degree. The program has a two-fold purpose: to provide a broad based undergraduate education with a comprehensive grasp of one’s major in an undergraduate discipline; and to permit students to earn a Master of Public Administration degree within the time frame of five years.
Students accepted into this program follow the academic program prescribed by their majors in consultation with their advisers (including the core requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences and the requirements of their majors) during the first three years. If accepted into this program, students may take a maximum of four M.P.A. courses (12 credits) during their senior year which count toward the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students interested in this option should consult carefully with their undergraduate adviser, the Director of Graduate Studies for the M.P.A. program, and the University’s Financial Aid Office prior to applying so that they are aware of the cost structure of the program. At the end of the fourth year and upon completion of 120 credits, students in the program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. If the student wants to complete the Five-Year B.A./M.P.A. degree, 12 of those credits must come from the core courses of the graduate public administration program. During the fifth year, 27 additional M.P.A. credits, including a 3-credit Summer internship, must be completed. For further information, contact The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, the Department of Religion, The Department of Biological Sciences, The Program in Catholic Studies, The Department of Psychology, The Program in Africana Studies and Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. Seton Hall students who come from different majors may apply to the Department’s faculty for early admission to the M.P.A. program.
These programs are currently in the EPC and University Approval Process.
The Departments of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) and Professional Psychology and Family Therapy (College of Education and Human Services) offer a dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) and Master of Arts in Education (M.A.E.). This five- year program permits students to take four classes (12 credits) from the psychological studies core curriculum during their senior year. Satisfactory completion of the M.A.E. program would enable entry into one of the PPFT Ed.S. practitioner programs in School Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage & Family Therapy. For more information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology.
The Department of Psychology offers a dual degree program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology (M.S.). This five-year program permits undergraduate students to take 12 graduate credits in their senior year, which would count toward the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Satisfactory performance in these remaining 24 credits of graduate-level coursework as well as an empirical thesis project completed in the fifth year would earn students an M.S. degree in Experimental Psychology.
As part of the coursework in the M.S. Experimental Psychology program, students have the option of focusing their electives on a one of five concentrations, including:
The M.S. prepares students for a broad range of career possibilities, or enables students to more successfully compete for admission into a Ph.D. program in a number of experimental psychology fields such as cognitive, developmental, social, and biological psychology, or neuroscience.
Students may apply for the B.A. or B.S./M.S. option in their junior year (second semester). For more information please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology.
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