2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog w/ July Addendum 
    
    Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog w/ July Addendum

Five-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Programs


The five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science programs are designed to result in a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree as indicated in the programs listed below.

The student who demonstrates exceptional academic performance in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science program may be eligible to participate in one of the following accelerated dual-degree programs. These programs facilitate the student completing both degree programs in five years rather than the usual six.

Standards for Admission to the Program

The following standards for admission to the program must be met by the end of the first semester of the third year of study:

  • completion of at least 75 semester hours toward the Bachelor of Science degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25;
  • a minimum grade point average of 3.50 in all major core and concentration courses attempted; and
  • completion of all major core requirements for the bachelor of science degree.

The student should complete and submit the Five-Year Program Application for Admission when 75 semester hours have been earned. Required supporting documents include: current academic transcript and a recommendation from the student’s academic advisor.

In order to remain in the program, the student must maintain: 1) a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and 2) a minimum 3.50 grade point average in all major core and concentration courses.

The Bachelor of Science degree is conferred when the student has completed the undergraduate requirements (expected to be the end of the fourth year). During this four-year period, the student is subject to the undergraduate policies, tuition rates, financial aid regulations, academic policies and eligible for the student services described within the undergraduate education pages of this Catalog.

The Master of Science degree is conferred when the student has completed the graduate requirements (expected to be the end of the fifth year). During this period, the student is subject to the graduate policies, tuition rates, financial aid regulations, academic policies, and eligible for the student services described within the graduate education pages of this Catalog.

Program Requirements 

The undergraduate hours consist of:

  • 18 semester hours of Foundation Mathematics and English courses;
  • 30 semester hours of General Education;
  • 13 semester hours of Experiential Learning; and,
  • 40 - 50 semester hours of Program Core and/or Concentration.

The graduate hours consist of:

  • 15 - 18 semester hours of Program Core; 
  • 6 semester hours of Experiential Learning; and,
  • 12 - 15 semester hours of Concentration.

Specified course requirements for referenced semester hours available in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

Five-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Programs

  • Biotechnology with a Medical Biotechnology Concentration, B.S. / Biotechnology with a Medical Biotechnology Concentration, M.S.

  • Computer and Information Sciences with an Individualized Concentration, B.S. / Computer Information Sciences with a Concentration in Scientific Computing, M.S.

  • Computer and Information Sciences with an Individualized Concentration, B.S. / Computer Information Sciences with a Concentration in Cyber Security, M.S.

  • Computer and Information Sciences with an Individualized Concentration, B.S. / Information Systems Engineering and Management with an Individualized Concentration, M.S.

  • Computer and Information Sciences with an Individualized Concentration, B.S. / Human-Centered Interaction Design, M.S. 

  • Information Systems and Information Technology, B.S. / Information Systems Engineering and Management with an Individualized Concentration, M.S.

  • Interactive Media with a Concentration in Advanced Media Production, B.S. / Learning Technologies and Media Systems with an Individualized Concentration, M.S.