The accelerated schedule permits students who meet the minimum requirements to take selected graduate-level courses during the junior and senior years of their undergraduate study and apply up to 15 credits towards both BS and MS degree requirements. Students who pursue the accelerated schedule will successfully complete their BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree while at the same time beginning to extend their knowledge into the graduate level curriculum and allow students to finish both degree programs in five years sequentially (i.e., BS in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation in four years, and then MS in Computer Science in one year).
To be considered for the BS/MS accelerated schedule, students must meet the following minimum requirements:
The Master of Science in Computer Science Admissions Committee will review the studentís request of entering the accelerated schedule and inform the student within three weeks upon receiving the petition. Please note that the petition to be considered for the BS/ MS accelerated schedule does not indicate admission to the Master of Science in Computer Science degree program. Students must still apply for the Master of Science in Computer Science program following the standard admission procedures.
The recommended course sequence for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in Real-Time Interactive Simulation degree program includes several electives. Students on the accelerated schedule may choose up to five graduate level CS, PHY, or MAT courses for their corresponding electives. Those courses will be shared between undergraduate and graduate programs. No more than two of the shared courses can be non-CS electives. Students may only share credits of courses for which they earn a B- or higher. Shared courses must satisfy requirements of the Master of Science in Computer Science Program.
The MS in Computer Science degree program requires a total of 37 credits; students who complete 15 credits during their undergraduate program will have 22 credits remaining. Those remaining credits may be completed in two semesters (i.e., 12 credits during the first semester and 10 during the second). Students taking the accelerated schedule must also satisfy the MS in Computer Science program graduation requirements by completing the following:
Displayed below is the recommended MSCS course sequence for students completing the accelerated schedule:
MAT 500 or above
Advanced Game Project
Elective or CS 601
CS 500 or above or Master's Thesis I
Advanced Game Project
Elective or CS 602
CS 500 or above or Master's Thesis II