Combined Bachelor's & Master's Degree (BAM) Pathways afford a way for highly motivated students to efficiently complete a Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree in a shorter time frame by double-counting course work (up to 9 credits) at the undergraduate tuition rate. In most cases, pathway students graduate with the Bachelor's degree and Master's degree within 5 years (total). See checksheets for summary.

If you are interested, email Graduate Chair,

The following are required for admission to the BAM Program:

  • have at least a B+ in one of the gateway courses:
    • EE 361 for Computer Engineering track
    • EE 371 for Electrophysics track
    • EE 315 for Systems & Data Science track
  • have a faculty recommend you for the BAM program

The following courses taken while enrolled in the BAM program (typically in the fourth year) can be double counted:

Computer Electrophysics Systems & Data Science

EE 468

EE 602 or EE 660

EE 607 or EE 609

EE 438 or EE 480

EE 624 or EE 671

EE 681 or EE 682

EE 417 or EE 445

EE 615 or EE 617

EE 640 or EE 650

Aside from the double-counted classes, BAM students must satisfy either MS Plan A (thesis) or MS Plan B (non-thesis) degree requirements in order to obtain both a bachelor and master degree.