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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - 2016

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Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Student becomes candidate for second BS degree when he/she has completed: (1) the equivalent of two terms (30 credit hours) beyond the requirements of a single degree, and (2)the courses in the department in which the student is registered and such other courses as are required for the second degree.

The co-terminal degree program allows Rensselaer undergraduates to study for a master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree(s) in the same or a different department. Undergraduate students wishing to pursue the co-terminal degree must apply in the fall or spring semester of their junior year. At the time of application, they must have completed 90 credits of coursework towards their undergraduate degree (101 credits for B.Arch. students). This includes any credits received through Advanced Placement or transfer from another institution. Admission requirements for co-terminal programs are listed on the Office of Graduate Education Web site. Basic requirements include:

Students must apply prior to the end of their junior year.
Requires written approval of the undergraduate academic adviser, who must verify the student’s current total accumulated credits and cumulative GPA.
Requires written approval of graduate program director (GPD) or graduate admission director of the program the student is applying to (this person must be a Rensselaer faculty member).
Written justification for admission to the program must be included.
Requires approval of Dean of the Office of Graduate Education; the Office of Graduate Education will forward approved applications to Graduate Admissions for processing.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded