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Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Program

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The Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and is administered by UEP. Exceptional students may combine undergraduate and graduate courses and are simultaneously enrolled in bachelor's and master's degree programs. It is expected that the student will complete the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degrees Program in five years.

The program is open to all majors offered in the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Potential related majors include (but are not limited to) anthropology, architectural studies, biology, community health, civil and environmental engineering, economics, environmental studies, sociology, and political science. The relevant master's degrees are the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban and Environment Policy and Planning or the Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Policy and Planning; these master's programs typically require two years of full-time study for a total of 42 credit hours.

Students seeking admission to the program should consult their undergraduate major advisors and UEP Professor Rebecca Shakespeare before applying. Combined-degrees students are expected to fulfill all the requirements of the undergraduate and graduate programs. A maximum of six credits may count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. A student may elect to withdraw from the Program at any time by filing the appropriate petition.