The Bachelor’s–Accelerated Master’s (BAM) degree program options offer currently enrolled CU Boulder undergraduate students the opportunity to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a shorter period of time. Students must apply into the BAM track the semester they register for senior projects (typically spring of junior year). Any applications submitted before or after this time will not be considered.

You will receive the bachelor’s degree first, but begin taking graduate coursework as undergraduates (typically in your senior year). Because some courses are allowed to double count for both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees, you will earn a master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than a stand-alone master’s degree program. In addition, staying at CU Boulder to pursue a bachelor’s–accelerated master’s program will allow you to continue working with your established faculty mentors.

Admissions Requirements

In order to gain admission to the BAM programs named above, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have no MAPS deficiencies
    • Students with outstanding MAPS requirements must be enrolled in courses necessary to complete these at the time your BAM application is submitted. If you are enrolled in a MAPS requirement course outside of CU Boulder, please upload proof of enrollment with your BAM application.
  • A minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA overall
  • A minimum 3.25 GPA in ASEN coursework
    • GPA requirements for admission to the BAM program are changing. Students who complete their first ASEN 2000-level course in Summer 2020 or later must have a weighted GPA of 3.50 for grades in all ASEN classes at the 2000 level and above.

Program Requirements

You may take up to and including 12 hours while in the undergraduate program which can later be used toward the master’s degree. However, only 6 credits may be double counted toward the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree. You must apply to graduate with the bachelor’s degree, and apply to continue with the master’s degree, early in the semester in which the undergraduate requirements will be completed.

NOTE: Students who applied prior to July 2019 follow the old concurrent Bachelor’s/Master’s structure (see information below), and the two degrees are awarded simultaneously when requirements for both degrees are met.

Applying to the BAM Program

  • April 30, 2021: Application opens
  • June 30th, 2021: Application closes
  • Students must apply the semester before enrolling in ASEN 4018 – Senior Projects 1: Design Synthesis. For enrollment prerequisites, refer to the catalog pages

Apply to the BAM Program

All admissions notifications will be sent by July 31st, 2021

Choose between two options:

In preparation to apply, please visit these resources:

Eligible students may apply for the BAM program by completing the BAM Intent Form. Visit the Registrar's Office BAM page for more information.

Resources for students currently admitted to BAM