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.