3,394 RECEIVED DEGREES IN JUNE COMMENCEMENTS
A total of 2,432 students received their B.A. degree from the University this past June as did 535 their M.A. degree and 17 their Ph.D. The Law Faculty held its own ceremony; otherwise, separate commencement exercises were conducted for undergraduate and graduate students.
The largest Faculty in terms of degree recipients was the Faculty of Social Sciences and Mathematics, which awarded 1,251 B.A.'s, 244 M.A.'s, and 6 doctorates. Among undergraduate degree recipients, 105 earned theirs cum laude and 15 magna cum laude; among the new Master's degree holders, 7 were cum laude and 2 magna cum laude.
The Faculty of Humanities saw 641 new Bachelor's degree holders, 40 of them cum laude and 6 magna cum laude. The Faculty also graduated 111 M.A. students, 3 cum laude and 1 magna cum laude; and 7 Ph.D. students.
Next in graduating size was the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, which awarded 230 undergraduate degrees, 17 of them cum laude and 4 magna cum laude. In addition, 45 students received the B.A., 5 cum laude and 2 magna cum laude, from the Department of Occupational Therapy, which next year is to be a part of this Faculty. The Faculty also granted 42 M.S.W. degrees, 2 of them cum laude.
The Faculty of Education awarded 138 M.A.'s, of which 8 were cum laude and 1 magna cum laude; and 4 Ph.D.'s. (The undergraduate degree in this Faculty is given jointly with the student's subject matter department, and counted under the Faculty to which the latter belongs.) The Faculty also gave Teaching Diplomas to 384 graduates who had already earned their B.A. in previous years.
Oranim-School of Education of the Kibbutz Movement, which is under the auspices of the Faculty of Education and concentrates on elementary school education, graduated 87 in the Humanities stream, 8 cum laude and 1 magna cum laude; and 57 in the Science stream, 6 cum laude and 3 magna cum laude.
The Faculty of Law bestowed the LL.B. on 121 graduates, 37 of whom were cum laude.
Finally Museology and Library Studies, two other diploma programs requiring at least a B.A., saw a total of 26 graduates. Of the 410 non-degree diplomas granted, 22 were with distinction and 3 with high distinction.