Accelerated Degrees (4 + 1)

In the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you have the unique opportunity to advance your career quickly with our accelerated (4+1) degree programs. These programs will streamline your path to a master’s degree immediately from your undergraduate program. You’ll combine undergraduate and graduate coursework your senior year for dual credit – saving you an entire year of schooling. You’ll receive both degrees in just five years.

Whether you want to pursue the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities, our accelerated degree programs are available in a diverse range of fields. Be an agent for global change through justice studies or develop new medicines for diseases with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biochemistry. We have programs designed to fit your unique interests and individual needs to translate your dreams into action.

American Indian Studies

The BS in American Indian studies provides students with unique opportunities to evaluate issues of American Indian...

The BS program in biochemistry provides students with a course of study in the chemical processes of living organisms....

The science of biochemistry is about understanding the chemical processes of living organisms. Discoveries of new drugs,...

The life sciences delve into the basic organization and processes of life (microbes, plants and animals) at scales...

Chemistry is concerned with the composition, properties and reactions of matter. The BS program in chemistry provides...

Mathematics is a crucial component in many disciplines such as physics, life sciences, engineering, business, economics...

Undergraduate students can pursue BA degrees in English with concentrations in creative writing; linguistics; literature...

The BA in global health is a transdisciplinary degree designed for students who seek a broad and flexible set of skills...

Global Studies

The joint 4+1 Accelerated M.A. Program in Politics and Global Studies is an accelerated degree program designed to enable...

History (BA)

Students pursuing the BA in history study the growth and development of human society from political, social, economic...

Justice studies is an innovative social science program examining current social justice issues, such as human...

Justice Studies

The accelerated 4+1 justice studies degree program allows justice studies undergraduate majors to earn either a BA or BS...

The BS in mathematics provides students with breadth and depth in advanced mathematics. Students completing this...

Microbiology (Biomedical Sciences)

If you want to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees within a five-year period, we offer accelerated Bachelor of...

The BS in molecular biosciences and biotechnology encompasses many of the cutting-edge disciplines in life sciences...

Physics (BS)

Physics is concerned with the nature, structure and interactions of matter and radiation. The BS degree program in...

Political science is the study of how citizens interact with their governments and how governments at all levels...

Political Science

The joint 4+1 Accelerated M.A. Program in Politics and Global Studies is an accelerated degree program designed to enable...

Spanish (BA)

Urban planning is shaping the way our cities, states and communities operate, how people navigate the globe, and how...