BS/MS Combined Degrees

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

Program Length
5 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Accelerated BS/MS Combined Degrees

The accelerated BS/MS combined degree programs at Jefferson are designed for students who know early on that they want to become professional counselors. These programs allow students to seamlessly complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in less time than would be required to complete both separately.

Undergraduate students selecting this option may choose between the following majors:

  • Health Sciences
  • Psychology

For qualified students, graduate coursework begins senior year (or equivalent) after all undergraduate college studies, major coursework, and prerequisites are completed.

Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in either Health Sciences or Psychology in December of their fourth year, and upon completion of graduate Community and Trauma Counseling program requirements, their Master of Science degree in Community and Trauma Counseling.

Total Credit Hours: 60

(48 credits in the Accelerated BS/MS Combined Degree Program)

Master of Science Degree Awarded

Curriculum Information

Year 1

Hallmarks Courses

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I
  • Topics in American Studies
  • Writing Seminar II
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Biology Concepts Lecture and Lab

Major Courses

  • Biology/Chemistry/Science Elective
  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Free Elective

Year 2

Hallmarks Courses

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship

Major Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Trauma
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture and Lab
  • Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture and Lab
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Health Science Elective

Year 3

Hallmarks Courses

  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Integrative Seminar
  • Philosophies of the Good Life

Major Courses

  • Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • Medical Terminology and Documentation
  • Writing Intensive Health Science/Science
  • Psychology Elective
  • [2] Health Sciences Elective
  • [3-4] Free Electives

Year 4

Semester 1 - Counseling Courses

  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Practicum I: Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Trauma Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Theory & Practice

Minimum Credit Hours: 120

Bachelor of Science Degree Awarded in December

Semester 2 - Spring Counseling Courses

  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Practicum II-Field Exposure

Year 5

Summer

  • Assessment in Counseling
  • Group Work in Community and Trauma Counseling
  • Attachment, Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Summer Internship Supervision (optional)

Fall

Pre-Fall

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Career Counseling
  • Attachment, Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Internship I

Spring

  • Research and Evaluation
  • Advanced Clinical Interventions
  • Community Disaster and Trauma
  • Internship II

Total Credit Hours: 60

Master of Science Degree Awarded

Year 1

Hallmarks Courses

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Scientific Understanding
  • Quantitative Reasoning I
  • Quantitative Reasoning II or Elective

Major Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Science Elective
  • Free Elective

Year 2

Hallmarks Courses

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II
  • American Diversity

Major Courses

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Trauma
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • [3] Psychology Electives (9 credits)
  • Free Elective

Year 3

Hallmarks Courses

  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Integrative Seminar

Major Courses

  • Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • Marriage and Family
  • Psychology of Addiction
  • Research Methods for Behavioral Science
  • Senior Colloquium
  • [3] Psychology Electives (9 credits)
  • Free Elective

Year 4

Hallmarks Courses

  • Capstone Folio Workshop

Major Courses

  • Advanced Research in Psychology

Semester 1 - Counseling Courses

  • Orientation to the Counseling Profession
  • Practicum I: Theory and Practice of Counseling
  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Trauma Counseling

Total Credit Hours: 121-125

Bachelor of Science Degree Awarded following Semester 1

Semester 2 - Counseling Courses

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Work in Community and Trauma Counseling
  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Practicum II-Field Exposure

Year 5

Summer

  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Attachment, Relationships and Family Therapy
  • Addictions Theory and Practice
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Internship Supervision

Pre-Fall

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Foundations of Addictions

Fall  

  • Advanced Clinical Interventions in Trauma Counseling I

Spring

  • Career Development
  • Advanced Clinical Interventions in Trauma Counseling II
  • Internship II