The Acceleratd Master's Program allows students to receive a BS and MS degree in 5 years. The first three years, the student will be taking undergraduate courses. During the fourth year, or the transitional year, the student will take a few graduate level courses that will apply to both the BS degree and MS degree. The fifth year, the student will considered a graduate student and will complete the remaining units and thesis. The Accelerated Master's Program is only available for current University of Arizona students who are working towards a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. No other major, including Biology, or BA tracks qualify for the program.
Must have completed the main EEB courses: Ecology 302, Evolution 335, and Genetics 320. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case situation.
Must have a 3.3 GPA at the time of application and at the time of entrance as a graduate student.
During the fourth year, the student is still considered an undergraduate and is eligible for any funding opportunities for undergraduates.
During the fifth year, the student will be considered a graduate student is eligible for any funding available to graduate students.
Applications should be submitted during the student's third year. Please contact the department for more information.