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

Software Engineering, BS/Data Science, MS

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

The Software Engineering, BS/Data Science, MS accelerated program allows outstanding software engineering students with a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply for graduate-level study in data science after completing a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours and to begin taking graduate courses in their senior year. 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 double-counted graduate course will 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 to satisfy the requirements for the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the Software Engineering, BS/Data Science, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following graduate courses:

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 the Admission and Readmission section of this catalog.