The University is in the process of implementing policy changes to the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) program. These changes will allow students to apply for a BAM program sooner and take more overlapping advanced standing credits.

Under the new policy, BAM students may obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree after satisfactory completion of at least 138 credits (total number of required credits depends on the requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate programs). This change is effective for all BAM students receiving undergraduate degree in Spring 2021 and starting their graduate degree in Fall 2021.

Undergraduate students will be eligible to apply for a BAM program once they have completed 60 credits. This change is effective for all students reaching at least 60 credits at the end of Spring 2021. These students will be eligible to apply starting August 15, 2021.

After admission and successful completion of 75 credits, BAM students may complete up to 12 credits of approved advanced standing graduate coursework, which can apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. This change is effective for all students reaching at least 75 credits at the end of Spring 2021. Up to 6 reserve graduate credits, which can apply only to the graduate degree, can be taken in undergraduate status as well.

More information about the BAM policy changes and how they apply to our programs in the Department of Computer Science will be released as it becomes available.