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Computer Science

Five-Year Option

Get a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years!

The Department of Computer Science is excited to announce this new option for all incoming freshmen.

You can...

Complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) or Bachelor of Arts (Computer Studies) and in the fourth year take two graduate level courses in computing that will count for eight hours towards the general electives in your bachelor’s degree and also eight hours towards your master’s degree.

In the fifth year, you take 24 hours (six courses) of graduate courses to complete the master’s degree. 

You may also delay graduating with the bachelor’s degree until the end of the fifth year, and then graduate with both the master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the same time. This is an advantage because although you will be taking graduate courses, SXU will consider you to be an undergraduate and not only charge you undergraduate tuition but also allow you to use your financial aid package in the fifth year. However, since every student’s situation is different, you should check with the Financial Aid Office before making this decision.