# Bachelor of Science and Master of Science (4+1) Dual Degree

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## Why Choose the Dual Degree Program?

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers three combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Master of Science (M.S.) degree programs that allow students to earn B.S. and M.S. degrees in a total of 5 years:

- B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Applied Mathematics
- B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Mathematics
- B.S.-M.S. Degree Program in Applied Statistics

## Academics and Curriculum

In order to earn both the B.S. and M.S. degrees, students in the B.S./M.S. program must satisfy all coursework requirements for both degrees, and must successfully complete the M.S. degree written comprehensive examinations. While the B.S. degree requires 120 credit hours and the MS degree requires 30 credit hours, the combined program allows a maximum of 12 credit hours to be applied toward both B.S. and M.S. degree requirements.

## Advising

Students who are interested in these programs should consult with the program advisors **as early as possible**, to discuss your options and to design a plan of study that will best fit your situation and interests. The advisors are:

- Dr. Emily Tian – Graduate advisor for Applied Mathematics
- Dr. Yuqing Chen – Graduate advisor for Mathematics
- Dr. Weizhen Wang – Graduate advisor for Applied Statistics

## Admission

### Requirements

To be accepted for a B.S.-M.S. program, an undergraduate student must have:

- less than 60 but more than 30 semester credit hours remaining before the completion of the bachelor’s degree,
- a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better,
- the permission of the Department of Mathematics & Statistics to take graduate courses in the Department, and
- an approved plan of study.

The student must also be a full-time student through the receipt of the bachelor’s degree.

### Process

On the recommendation of Department of Mathematics and Statistics, students apply to the Graduate School for participation in the combined degree program. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree requirements, students will file an application with the Graduate School for regular admission into the graduate program.