Description of the B.A./M.A. Program
What do you gain...by getting the concurrent Bachelor-Master Degrees?
1) Get a rapid entry into a graduate education and the associated level of competence.
2) An opportunity to complete a coherent research project during your stay at the University. The primary focus of EBIO's B.A./M.A. is the research opportunity that it affords. EBIO's B.A./M.A. degrees are not awarded for just completing a number of courses but requires that you A) conduct a research project with thesis and B) demonstrate a level of professional knowledge commensurate with the graduate degree obtained.
3) The advantage of taking graduate-level courses not open to undergraduates. These graduate-level courses provide students with in-depth knowledge and encourage active discussion of research topics.
4) Another advantage is that you can complete the B.A. and M.A. in a shorter time than if separate degrees were sought.
5) A final advantage is that the criteria for admission, although rigorous, are straightforward and simplified relative to EBIO's other graduate degrees. You can also participate in the Honors Program.
We believe that this 5 year B.A./M.A.degree program will better position you to find employment in areas such as environmental consulting, community college/high school teaching, and businesses with an environmental or biomedical emphasis. This degree will also better prepare you for post-graduation professional study.
What are the Requirements for Admission?
Earliest admission would be at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year (45 or more credit hours completed). No admissions will be made during the senior year. Only full-time CU Boulder students are eligible. Admission will be based on the following criteria:
1) the research advisor and
2) two other persons who can comment on your academic performance and potential.