Program Coordinator: Anuradha Mukherji (211-A Brewster Building; 252-328-5357; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Applied Atmospheric Science, BS/Geography, MS is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. For this program, graduate student course work begins in the student’s fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Eligible students accepted into the program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.
ECU undergraduate geography students with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA may apply to the accelerated program during the semester in which they expect to complete a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Upon acceptance and the submission of the Request to Pursue an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Program online form by the Graduate Program Director, the student can begin taking graduate courses the following semester.
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. Students will be able to apply to the graduate program in geography.
Undergraduate students accepted into the Applied Atmospheric Science, BS/Geography, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
The following course is required:
GEOG 6110 - Research Design in Geography
Choose up to 9 semester hours of electives from the below list:
GEOG 6100 - History and Philosophy of Geography (for an elective)
GEOG 6150 - Quantitative Methods in Geography (for an elective)
Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of the graduate catalog.