Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree (BAM)

The Department of Political Science offers a Combined Bachelor’s & Master’s Degree (BAM) Pathway for highly motivated undergraduate majors who wish to complete both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years.  This is done by double-counting graduate course work (up to 3 courses) at the undergraduate tuition rate.

BAM Timeline

  • Year One: Take undergraduate courses in POLS.
  • Year Two: Take gateway class (POLS 390).
  • Year Three: Apply to the MA program.
  • Year Four: Complete BA and begin graduate courses (at undergraduate tuition).
  • Year Five: Complete graduate course work and receive MA.

For more informations about this opportunity, email the POLS Undergraduate Chair.