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 receive the bachelor's degree first, but begin taking graduate coursework as undergraduates (typically in their senior year).
Because some courses are allowed to double count for both the bachelor's and the master's degrees, students receive a master's degree in less time and at a lower cost than if they were to enroll in a stand-alone master's degree program after completion of their baccalaureate degree. In addition, staying at CU Boulder to pursue a bachelor's–accelerated master's program enables students to continue working with their established faculty mentors.
BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering
In order to gain admission to the BAM program named above, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.000 or higher.
- Have no MAPS deficiencies (students admitted to CU Boulder prior to Summer 2023 only).
- Have at least junior class standing.
- Have completed all prerequisite courses with a passing grade at the time of admission: BMEN 2000, BMEN 2010 and BMEN 3010.
Students 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. Students must maintain a 3.000 GPA while in the BAM program.
Students 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.