About the Program
The dual Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Computer Science provides individuals with the opportunity to acquire an excellent graduate level education in Computer Science that prepares them to work in a variety of computer-related fields, including education, industry, research, business and government. Both a thesis and a non-thesis track are available.
This program allows highly motivated students to begin taking graduate courses in their senior year, accelerating their graduate studies while still at the undergraduate level and while paying undergraduate tuition and fees. The program is also known as the accelerated BS/MS or the 4+1 degree because it allows interested and qualified students to complete the department's bachelors and masters degrees in five years rather than the usual six.
The dual degree program is designed to be completed in five years. Students will begin the first (freshman) year of the program through the third (junior) year fulfilling undergraduate B.S. in Computer Science course requirements and general education course requirements. The fourth (senior) year marks the official start of the dual degree program. In year four students will begin to take some graduate level courses and will complete any remaining undergraduate B.S. in Computer Science and general education course requirements. Year five includes the remaining credits of M.S. in Computer Science courses to be taken as a graduate student.
For more information including recommended course sequence and admissions requirements, or to apply to the Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Computer Science program, please visit Computer Science @ Rowan University.