Departments requesting the combination of existing degree programs which allow students the opportunity to receive their baccalaureate and master’s degrees at the same time must submit a proposal.
Combination programs must be a minimum of 150 hours.
Even though the undergraduate and graduate programs are combined, students must satisfy the required hours of both programs. Hours in excess of 150 hours can be used to double count courses. For example, an undergraduate program with 120 hours and a graduate program with 48 hours can use up to 18 hours to double count.
The proposal for the undergraduate degree and graduate degree program requirements must show the plan of study grid/table (ex., First Year-Fall, Spring, Second Year-Fall, Spring,etc.) for both programs which will include the double counted hours.
Departments prepare and submit the combination proposal through the curricular approval process. The proposal must be approved by both the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (undergraduate program) and Graduate Council (graduate program) because this affects both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The proposed degrees are existing TAMU degrees, therefore, require internal approval only.
Documents to submit through the Curricular Approval Request System (CARS):
- Degree Evaluation Template (UG Program) (Word)