Purpose: The joint BS/MS program in Aerospace Engineering Sciences (ASEN) enables the program’s top BS students to be admitted to the MS program during the junior or senior year, and to work thereafter toward both the BS and MS degrees in ASEN. This program allows for early planning of the MS portion of the student’s education, taking graduate courses as part of the BS degree requirements, more flexibility in the order in which courses are taken, and more efficient use of what would otherwise be a final semester with a light credit hour load. Up to six (6) credit hours may be counted toward both the BS and MS degree programs. Therefore, in theory, the minimum number of credit hours required for the BS/MS degree will be 152.
Admission: Application for admission into the BS/MS program in ASEN may be made at any time during or after the student enters his or her junior year. The application deadline for fall admission is January 5th; the deadline for spring admission is October 1st. Minimum requirements for admission to the BS/MS program are:
- Completion of eight core ASEN courses;
- A minimum overall Boulder Campus GPA of 3.25;
- A minimum GPA of 3.25 in ASEN course work;
- Declare a Focus Area;
- Complete the Concurrent Degree Application,
- Complete the BS/MS application for admission,
- Provide an unofficial transcript.
- Grad Data Form (link sent after application has been submitted)
Applications will not be accepted that do not meet the minimum requirements for admission. Both GPA requirements are firm ones and exceptions are not made.
Transfer students, in place of 1) above, must take at least three (3) ASEN core courses on the Boulder campus as a matriculated Engineering student and have completed course work at another institution(s) which is approved (via an official Departmental transfer credit evaluation) as equivalent Boulder campus ASEN core course work. Additionally, the transfer student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of engineering course work (including ASEN core course work) on the Boulder campus as a matriculated Engineering student.
Once admitted into the BS/MS Aerospace program, the student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all ASEN (undergraduate and graduate) course work taken in order to remain in good academic standing in the program.
Regulations: Until a student in this BS/MS program passes a total of 128 credit hours of course work applicable to the BS or MS degrees in ASEN, the student will be governed by the rules and regulations applicable to any undergraduate student in ASEN unless specified otherwise herein. After a student has completed the BS requirements, he/she will be governed by the rules and regulations applicable to any graduate student in ASEN unless specified otherwise herein. It is the intention of the Department that, as far as possible, a student in this program is treated on the same basis as any other student in the Department at a comparable stage of the academic career. Seniors accepted into this program may be eligible for Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships only if they have advanced to graduate status.
Advising: Students must work closely with both the undergraduate and graduate academic advisors to verify degree progress and ensure a smooth transition from the BS program to the MS program. Students should discuss their undergraduate program with the undergraduate advisor, and their graduate program with the graduate advisor.