Feb 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Technology/Master of Science in Network Technology

Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; chout@ecu.edu)

The accelerated bachelor of science in information computer technology/master of science in network technology is initiated while on-campus undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science. For this program, graduate student course work begins in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed within one academic year of full-time study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Eligible students who are accepted into the program may count up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the BS and MS degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Undergraduate information computer technology on-campus students may apply for the accelerated program after completion of a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate credit hours, and students can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate credit hours.

The minimum GPA at the time of admission into the accelerated program is 3.3 in the major and 3.0 overall. Students with less than a 3.3 overall GPA must also submit a GRE score to be considered. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after formally applying in their senior year for graduate admission and after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Students are encouraged to work with their graduate faculty advisor to identify courses that match not only their program and concentration requirements, but also to round out their undergraduate degree program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the accelerated program first take the following two courses:

  • ITEC 6000 
  • ITEC 6060 

Additionally students can take up to two 6000-level ICTN or ITEC courses approved by the program coordinator. ITEC 6000, ITEC 6060, and the two additional graduate courses may be applied as approved electives toward the undergraduate degree.

Students admitted to the accelerated program must earn a B or higher in all graduate coursework to remain in the program. Undergraduate accelerated program students earning a grade of C in any graduate course can count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will no longer be eligible to take additional graduate courses, and will be dropped from the accelerated program.