Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Five-year bachelor’s/master’s programs are available in several academic departments. Some are joint programs between two departments or colleges. Students are allowed to take a specified number of graduate credits that will count towards both their undergraduate and graduate requirements; subsequently reducing the total time for completion of the master’s degree.

The university allows undergraduate students enrolled in an accelerated program to use a maximum of 15 graduate credits toward the undergraduate portion of the accelerated degree. However, the approved maximum credit allowance varies by program. Please see the chart below, or consult with the appropriate program for approved maximum credit allowance.

Undergraduate   Academic Plan

Graduate   Academic Program

Maximum   # of Shared Credit Allotment

B.S.   in Applied Mathematics & Statistics

M.S.   in Applied    Mathematics &   Statistics

6

B.S.   in Biochemistry

M.S.   in Chemistry

6

B.E.   in Biomedical Engineering

M.S.   in Biomedical Engineering

15

B.S.   in Chemistry

M.S.   in Chemistry

6

B.E.   in Computer Engineering

M.S.   in Computer Engineering

6

B.S.   in Computer Science

M.S.   in Computer Science

6

B.E.   in Electrical Engineering

M.S.   in Electrical Engineering

6

B.S.   in Engineering Chemistry

M.S.   in Chemistry

6

B.S.   in Engineering Chemistry

M.S.   in Material Science & Engineering

6

B.E.   in Engineering Science

M.S.   in Material Science & Engineering

6

B.A.   in English

M.A.   in English

12

B.A.   in History

M.A.   in History

9

B.S.   in Marine Sciences

M.S.   in Marine & Atmospheric Science

12

B.E.   in Mechanical Engineering

M.S.   in Mechanical Engineering

9

B.S.   in Pharmacology

M.P.H.   Public Health

10

B.A.   in Political Science

M.A.   in Public Policy

6

B.A.   in Theatre Arts

M.A.   in Theatre Arts

15

B.A.   in Women's & Gender Studies

M.P.H.   Public Health

12

B.A.   in Africana Studies; Anthropology; Art History & Criticism; Asian &   Asian American Studies; Chemistry;   Cinema & Cultural Studies; Comparative Literature; Earth &   Space Science; Economics; English; Environmental Studies; European Studies;   French Language & Literature; Germanic Languages & Literature;   History; Humanities; Italian Studies; Journalism; Linguistics;   Multidisciplinary Studies; Music;   Philosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Religious Studies; Russian   Language & Literature; Sociology; Spanish Language & Literature;   Studio Art; Sustainability Studies; Theatre Arts; Women's & Gender   Studies.

Masters   Business Administration

15

B.E.   in Chemical & Molecular Engineering; Engineering Science.

Masters   Business Administration

15

B.S.   in Applied Mathematics & Statistics; Astronomy/Planetary Sciences; Atmospheric   & Oceanic Sciences; Biochemistry;   Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science;   Engineering Chemistry; Geology; Information Systems; Marine Science -   Biology; Marine Vertebrate Biology; Mathematics; Pharmacology; Physics;   Psychology; Technological Systems Management.

Masters   Business Administration

15

 

Applying to an Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

Students must apply and be admitted to an accelerated program. The minimum requirements to apply include completion of at least 60 credits of college coursework and a grade point average of 3.0 or higher as an undergraduate student. Additional requirements may vary by program; contact the Graduate program for more information. All applications require approval from both the undergraduate department and the corresponding Graduate Program Director.

Matriculation into the Graduate Career

When an accelerated student has completed a minimum of 105 undergraduate credits, has taken the maximum allotted number of graduate credits as an undergraduate student, and has less than a full-time (12 credits) undergraduate course load needed to complete their Bachelor’s degree requirements, they should matriculate into their Graduate career. Matriculation requires submission of the “Application to Graduate School for the Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s Degree” form and an admission letter signed by the Graduate Program Director to the Graduate School. Students should consult with both their Undergraduate Program Director and their Graduate Program Director for advising and guidance on matriculation.

As part of the Accelerated Program, students can continue working on their Bachelor’s degree requirements as a Masters student. The Bachelor’s degree will be awarded once all requirements are met. Degrees with distinction are awarded at the undergraduate level only. Undergraduate coursework taken during the graduate career will calculate into the undergraduate GPA to determine distinction for Accelerated Degree Program students.

As per Graduate School policy, undergraduate courses DO NOT count towards graduate degree requirements. Also, per state regulation, a student must spend at least one year in full-time residency for the master’s portion of the program. Students must earn a minimum of 30 graduate credits for the master’s portion of the program.