COMBINED BS / MS DEGREE PROGRAM
Students may be interested in the combined degree program offered by the Soil and Water Sciences Department. This program was created by the University to provide academically talented students an opportunity to complete a bachelor's and a master's degree in a shorter period of time. This program allows students to double-count graduate courses for both degrees, thus reducing the time it would normally take by a semester or more. Most combined degree programs produce a savings of up to 12 semester hours. For more information see the Undergraduate Catalog or print the Combined Degree Request Form.
Requirements for Combined Degree Seeking Program
- Student must be a current Soil and Water Sciences major or Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources major.
- Student should make formal application to the combined degree program either at the end of the junior year or first semester of the senior year. Acceptance to the combined degree program is based on 3.2 GPA and combined GRE scores (verbal + quantitative) of at least 300 (new scale) or 1100 (old scale).
- If admitted to combined degree program, student registers for up to 12 credits of SWS 5000+ level courses in the senior year (classification "4AG").
- The student makes formal application to UF Graduate School during their senior year. It is very important that the student apply for graduate school for the semester after which the Bachelor's degree will be awarded.
- During first semester following award of the BS degree, Combined Degree coursework (12 credits, grade B or better) will be transferred to count towards graduate degree, thereby reducing time to complete the Master's by a semester or more.