Accelerated/Dual Degrees

For specific information and application deadlines for these programs, contact the departments or schools involved

 

  • Accounting 4+1 BA-MBA - The combined BA in Business with a Business Emphasis in Accounting and MBA with Emphasis in Accounting allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s in an accelerated time period. Students must complete the freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate courses in sequence. Students must complete the standard 120 undergraduate credit hours and 30 graduate credit hours to complete this five-year program.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry Program - Offers highly-qualified UCCS chemistry and biochemistry majors the opportunity to pursue the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BA or BS) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and the Master of Sciences (MSc) in Chemistry concurrently. The main benefit of the program is that it allows students to register for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA/BS and MSc programs. The program is designed to be a five-year or five-year+ (less than six) program for currently enrolled University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) chemistry or biochemistry majors.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication Program - Offers highly-qualified UCCS Communication majors the opportunity of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Masters of Arts (MA) in Communication concurrently. The program allows for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA and MA.  The program is a designed to be approximately a five-year program for currently enrolled University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Communication majors.
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Arts and Master in Sociology Program - The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program in Sociology offers highly-qualified UCCS sociology majors the opportunity of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and Masters of Arts (MA) in Sociology concurrently. The main benefit of the program is that it allows for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA and MA.  The program is designed to be a 5-year program for currently enrolled University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) sociology majors. We intend this program to serve the interests of our students by facilitating earning their graduate degree in an expedited process
  • Criminal Justice - BA/MCJ - The dual BA/MCJ program is designed to allow students to work concurrently toward the Bachelor (BACJ) and the Master in Criminal Justice (MCJ), allowing high achieving students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in an accelerated time frame.  The BACJ requires a total of 120 semester credit hours and the MCJ requires a minimum of 36 semester credit hours.
  • Electrical Engineering BS/MS - This program leads to the award of both degrees at the completion of the joint program. The main benefit of the program is that it allows for up to six credit hours to be used for both the BS and MS. The program is normally a 5-6 year program designed for currently enrolled UCCS students.
  • Mechanical Engineering BS/MS - This program leads to the award of both degrees at the joint program. The program is normally a 5-6 year program designed for currently enrolled University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) students.
  • Dual Master of Public Administration (MPA) / Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ)The School of Public Affairs offers a dual degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. The fields of public administration and criminal justice are closely connected. While the MPA is a generalist degree designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in public and nonprofit management and policy analysis, the MCJ prepares graduates to work in criminal justice organizations. This dual degree provides an opportunity for students to complete both programs in a shorter period of time. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a number of public service or criminal justice settings. Program outline found HERE.

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