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Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Pathways

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree (BAM) Pathways, also known as 4+1 programs, afford a way for highly motivated students to efficiently complete a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in a shorter time frame by double counting course work (3 courses) at the undergraduate tuition rate. In most cases, pathway students graduate with the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in five years.

BAM students enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Saving Money – Depending on the program selected, students may be able to complete a Master’s degree in just one additional year of study after receiving a Bachelor’s degree. That’s just five years instead of the traditional six years – which could mean thousands of dollars in savings.
  • Saving Time – BAM allows students to double-count three courses (9 credits) toward both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degree.
  • Gaining a Competitive Advantage – In an increasingly competitive job market, having a Master’s degree on a resume may help attract the attention of potential employers when job hunting.

The College offers the following BAM pathways for interested students.