Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Software Engineering, BS/Computer Science, MS

Program Coordinator: Nic Herndon (C-108 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9696; herndonn19@ecu.edu)

The Software Engineering, BS/Computer Science, MS accelerated program allows outstanding software engineering students at ECU with a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply for graduate-level study in computer science after completing a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours and to begin taking graduate courses in their senior year. Permission to pursue the accelerated program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. The bachelor of science (BS) degree requires 120 s.h. for completion, and students are formally admitted to the master of science (MS) program after satisfactory completion of all requirements for the undergraduate degree. It is anticipated that students will complete both degrees in five years.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in graduate coursework being double-counted to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course being double-counted will still be able to count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will not be eligible to take additional graduate courses in the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the graduate program.

Only on-campus (undergraduate and graduate) courses will be allowed towards satisfying the requirements for the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Software Engineering, BS/Computer Science, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following graduate courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees:

Admission Process

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 Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program found in the Admission and Readmission section of the ECU graduate catalog.