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Combined Degree Programs

Want to get an occupational edge in your career and save tuition on a year of graduate school?
The combined degree programs are an attractive, efficient and affordable option for motivated students seeking a competitive edge when they enter the job market.  Consider one of more than 20 combined degree options in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences!

Combined BA/MA

In the first three years, students will take courses required for their bachelor’s degree program. During their fourth year, students begin taking graduate-level courses that will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MA degree. In the fifth year, students will take the remaining courses required for the MA, in a full-time format with graduate coursework.

Students must meet program-specific grade and GPA requirements and submit a Graduate School application before the end of their junior year.

English BA/MA
French BA/MA
Jurisprudence BA/Law and Governance MA
Political Science BA/Law and Governance MA
Psychology BA/MA
Spanish BA/MA

Combined BA/MBA

The “4 + 1” BA/MBA is a five year program available for select CHSS majors. Students must apply for acceptance into the MBA program in their junior year and will be admitted into the MBA program in their senior year if they meet the GPA requirement. Students who complete the 5-year program will possess both a Bachelor’s degree in their undergraduate discipline and an MBA degree.

For more information about this program please check out the 4 + 1 BA/MBA Program in the Feliciano School of Business.

General Humanities
History
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion

Combined BA/M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Grades K- 6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

The Dual Degree Dual Certification Program is a 5-year Program that leads to teacher certification in elementary education (K-6) teacher certification in Teacher of Student Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines and procedures. Students are also strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

For this program, a student must complete the BA degree with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA and a minimum 3.25 major GPA.

Combined B.A./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Preschool-Grade 12 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in the student’s selected subject area (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.