five year/accelerated degree programs

The College of Arts and Sciences is continually looking at ways to improve our student's educational experience. These accelerated programs allow students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree.

B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry

This program provides a streamlined path to the bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry. Students apply for the B.S. and M.S. degree at the beginning of their junior year. Please contact the Department of Chemistry for more information.

B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Computing

Computer Science majors considering a professional career can choose to combine the undergraduate course work with an additional year of study to receive a B.S. with a major in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computing in five years. This program provides the opportunity to extend technical knowledge though the acquisition of 24 additional credits in courses related to computer science, information technology, computer engineering, and informations systems, which are the five disciplines that constitute the study of computing. Please contact the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science for more information.

B.A. and M.A. in History

This accelerated degree program allows students to earn both their B.A. and M.A. degrees in History within a five-year time period. This program is especially well suited for students interested in working in Public History, museums, archives and libraries, teaching as well as other applied History fields.

Students applying to this program should be juniors and must have completed three upper division courses in history and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in those classes. Please contact the Department of History for more information.

B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy

This accelerated degree program allows students to earn both their B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy within a five-year time period. Students accepted into the program may transfer up to 12 credits of approved 5000-plus level courses into their graduate program. Undergraduates participating in this program are granted early admission to the graduate school and are allowed to take specific graduate-level courses during their junior and senior years.

To be considered for admission to the B.A./M.A. five-year program, applicants must formally apply to the philosophy department in their junior year at Marquette University and have achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.000. Please contact the Department of Philosophy for more information

B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Affairs

This program is open to both Political Science and International Affairs majors. Students applying to this program should be juniors who have completed three upper division courses in political science and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in their political science courses. If students are admitted to this program, they can count some graduate courses taken their senior year toward both bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees. Students complete a B.A. and an M.A. in five years instead of the six that is normally required. Please contact the Department of Political Science for more information.

B.A. and M.A. in Spanish

This accelerated degree program allows students to earn both their B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish within a five-year time period. This program provides the opportunity for students to concentrate on their language, cultural and literary competency and critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to use Spanish effectively in the fields of business, health, international relations, and other professional fields.

Candidates for admission should have undergraduate junior status and have completed at least three upper division Spanish courses, and should also have a GPA of at least 3.00. Candidates are required to consult with their advisor prior to submitting an application and must notify the Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of their intentions.

B.S. in science disciplines and M.B.A.

This accelerated degree program is for undergraduate students in select mathematics, science and technology majors. This five-year program is one of only a few nationwide and the first in the region. It gives students the ability to earn both a bachelor's degree in their chosen major, a minor in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette's Graduate School of Management.

The following arts and sciences undergraduate STEM programs are currently available with the five-year BS/MBA option:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Physiological Sciences