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Drexel University - 2016

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Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Two bachelor's degrees may be earned simultaneously. Students must satisfy the academic and co-operative work experience requirements of each degree program; however, some coursework and co-op periods may be applied toward satisfying the requirements of both degrees.
A student-created plan of study must have signatures from the department head of each program involved, and a copy of the approved plan must be filed in the office of the dean of each program. Enrollment for at least one term in each of the departments and/or colleges for which the degree is expected must be completed.
The BS/MS dual degree program is an accelerated program providing the academically qualified student an opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in program areas of his/her choice in five years, the time normally required to finish a bachelor's degree alone. Because both degrees are completed in the time usually required for just the bachelor's degree, you can get both degrees for the cost of the undergraduate program alone. The program combines the practical work experience of Drexel undergraduate cooperative education with the graduate credentials of an advanced degree. Students may earn both degrees in the same major, or may complete their master's degree in a different field. With both an undergraduate and graduate degree and practical work experience, BS/MS graduates enter the work force with specialized knowledge and training. A definite plus which can give the Drexel BS/MS student a wide range of career opportunities
Exceptional students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and who are enrolled as five-year co-op students are eligible for the program. Students formally apply for the program after they have completed 90 credits and before completion of 120 credits, but are strongly encouraged to begin planning for it as early as their freshman year.
Students enrolled in the BS/MS program must complete undergraduate quarter credit requirements for the bachelor's degree and at least 45 graduate quarter credits for the master's degree. All graduate department requirements must be satisfied in full, including a thesis, if required by the program. Master's thesis requirements may be completed in the summer term of the final year with prior approval. BS/MS students work closely with the program advisor to make sure that they are following their plan of study and progressing appropriately.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded