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Degree Requirements - 2+3 Program CS

After transitioning from provisional acceptance to formal acceptance into the program, the student continues to complete his/her undergraduate degree.  The student is reclassified as a graduate student from the following semester and must pay graduate fees. Form this point on the student is eligible for all benefits available to the graduate students including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA).  The student will be assigned a graduate adviser to help optimize the transition to the graduate program.  The student continues taking the undergraduate courses but is also allowed to take courses reserved for graduate students.  The student completes all the courses to fulfill the requirements to complete his/her M.S. degree in Computer Science – but must also complete the undergraduate requirements.  Up to 12 credit hours can be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. The student will be awarded both the BS and MS degrees at the same time at the conclusion of the program.

A student may file for and receive the undergraduate degree at any time when all the requirements for BS are completed, by resigning from the 2+3 program.  A student must still complete all the requirements to get a B.S. degree, regardless of whether the student files for the degree or not.  A student may choose to finish the studies just with a B.S.