Accelerated B.S. to M.S.

If you're interested in fast-tracking your advanced education, the accelerated B.S. and M.S. program is for you.

The accelerated B.S. and M.S. program allows qualified students to earn both the B.S. in sociology and an M.S. in gerontology or sociology in a minimum of five years by completing approved graduate courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program. Students in the program may count up to 12 hours of graduate courses toward both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Thus, the two degrees may be earned with a minimum of 138 credits rather than the 150 credits necessary if the two degrees are pursued separately.

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B.S. to M.S. in Sociology

Students holding these degrees will have the strong analytical and methodological skills that prepare them for future academic and/or professional work. Using both theory and methods, students will develop a sociological imagination central to the critical analysis of modern social problems.

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B.S. in Sociology to M.S. in Gerontology

Students holding these degrees will have completed advanced course work focused on the sociology of health, medicine and aging, preparing them for a variety of careers in policy, counseling and health services.