Oct 15, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology/Social Research - Accelerated BA/MS

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Five-Year BA/MS Program

For a limited number of qualified undergraduate students, the sociology department offers an accelerated five-year program leading to a BA in sociology and an MS in social research. The program requires a total of 145 credits of college work (100 undergraduate, 45 graduate). To get the maximum financial benefit from the BA/MS program, students should apply before the number of cumulative credits taken (including those being taken currently) exceeds 100 credits. All credits above 120 will be charged at the graduate tuition rates. The BA/MS program is a full-time program requiring 12 graduate credits per term.

In order to be admitted to the program, students must complete their basic requirements, including their major, pass an honors course or its equivalent (cross listed graduate course, honors independent study), have an overall GPA of 3.25 and meet other requirements of the MS program as outlined in the graduate catalog except for the GRE examination. BA/MS applicants should have no more than 100 credits completed before entering the program and can apply for fall or spring admission. After consulting with the undergraduate adviser to establish eligibility, students may apply to the Graduate Director. Applications require a cover letter/personal statement and include a copy of one’s current transcript and two letters of recommendation.

Students are admitted to the BA/MS program at the end oft their junior year but must consult with the undergraduate advisor before they file the application.

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