BS in Information Technology/ Accelerated MS in Telecommunications

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Highly-qualified students in the Information Technology, BS have the oprtion of obtaining an accelerated Telecommunications, MS. Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master's degree. For more detailed information, see AP.6.7 Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Degrees. For policies governing all graduate degrees, see the Academic Policies section of the catalog.
Admission Requirements
Students in the Information Technology, BS program may apply for this option if they have earned 90 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.25. Criteria for admission are identical to criteria for admission to the Telecommunications, MS program.
Acceleratred Option Requirements
Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BS and MS programs.
Choose six credits from the following courses (the TCOM courses listed for 1.5 credits must be taken in pairs):

Students in the accelerated option who have passed IT 341 with a grade of B or higher will not be required to take TCOM 530, which is listed in teh MS TCOM core. Alternative sections of TCOM courses to satisfy requirements in the AIT undergraduate program may be made with the approval of the undergraduate academic advisor.
Degree Conferral
Students must apply the semester before they expect to complete the BS requirements to have the BS degree conferred. In addition, at the beginning of the student's final undergraduate semester, students must complete a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Transistion form that is submitted to the Office of the University Registrar and the VSE Graduate Admissions Office. At the completion of MS requirements, a master's degree is conferred.

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