This combined degree program is offered for the student who wants to complete consecutively the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. The combined degree program is designed to be completed in five years, with the student taking two master’s degree courses in the senior year. One course (3 credit hours) at the 500-level or higher may be counted towards both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees, so that the two degrees together require at least 150 credits. The student is normally certified for the bachelor’s degree at the end of the fourth year and for the master’s degree at the end of the fifth year.
Undergraduates need to initiate the application process to the combined BS/MS degree program early in the summer following their junior year and before their senior year begins. Students who have met eligibility criteria will receive an invitation to apply after their spring semester grades have been posted.