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Five Year Programs

Get ahead with a five-year combined BS/MS program

Combined programs allow up to 12 credits to be applied towards an undergraduate and graduate degree, all at undergraduate tuition rates! The combined degree programs are an attractive, efficient and affordable option for students seeking a competitive edge when they enter the job market.

Cost Savings

In-State
Undergraduate: $426.33
Graduate: $713.19
Savings: $286.86 per credit (up to $3,442.32)
Out-of-State
Undergraduate: $685.92
Graduate: $1029.21
Savings: $343.29 per credit (up to $4,119.48)

*using Fall 2018 rates

Advantages of combined programs

  • Accelerated time frame
  • Lower costs
  • Rapid advancement to research opportunities
  • Emphasizes focus and work-ethic to employers
  • Strong base for doctoral studies

The Combined Programs

How it works

  1. Applicants: apply to the regular BS for the program you want to pursue.
    • You can indicate your interest in a five-year program when assigned an academic advisor.
  2. Conclusion of junior year: you must have 90 credits completed with a 3.0 or higher GPA in your major.
  3. Conclusion of senior year: you must submit your Graduate School application by the specified deadline with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA as well as meeting the requirements for the graduate program you’re interested in. The GRE will be waived if required for the graduate program you are applying to.

BS/MBA 4+1 Programs

The “4 + 1” Bachelors/MBA allows students to spend three years taking courses required for their chosen bachelor’s degree program and in their fourth year, they complete their required undergraduate program courses in addition to 6 credits worth of graduate business (MBA) coursework that count towards both undergraduate and MBA degree requirements. Approved Bachelor’s degrees in CSAM are:

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability

Learn More about the BS/MBA programs and procedures.

Once undergraduate requirements are completed, students will receive their bachelor’s degree, and are eligible to participate in Convocation and Commencement.