Published: May 14, 2019 By

Beginning July 1, 2019, students newly admitted to bachelor's/master's programs at CU Boulder will follow the new Bachelor's–Accelerated Master's (BAM) degree program structure.

Just as with the concurrent bachelor's/master's degree programs, BAM degree programs are offered in several departments and allow students to receive both a bachelor's and master's degree in an accelerated time frame.

What's Changing?

Under the concurrent degree structure, students are awarded a bachelor's and master's degree simultaneously after meeting the requirements for both degrees. Students admitted prior to July 2019 will continue to follow the concurrent bachelor's/master's structure.  

Students admitted beginning July 1, 2019, will follow the new BAM program structure. Students will be awarded a bachelor's degree first, once they have met the undergraduate degree requirements and have applied to graduate. They will transition into graduate student status by applying to continue with the master's degree. They will then be awarded a master's degree after fulfilling graduate degree requirements.

Under the BAM structure, students will begin taking a limited amount of graduate-level coursework as undergraduates (typically during senior year). Students may take up to 12 credit hours which can later be applied to the accelerated master's degree, and the number of credits that can double count for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees is the amount previously allowed in the concurrent degree program.

Learn More

The new BAM intent application form will be available for students beginning July 1. For more information on the new program structure, including the background on the decision as well as how this impacts existing concurrent programs and related administrative procedures, visit the Office of the Registrar's Concurrent & BAM Degrees webpage or view the full BAM Program Policy.