About the Policy

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 BAM program enables students to continue working with their established faculty mentors.

The BAM program structure is effective as of July 1, 2019. For the full policy text, see BAM Program Policy.

Students who were admitted prior to July 1, 2019, follow a concurrent bachelor's/master's structure, in which the two degrees are awarded simultaneously when requirements for both degrees are met. See Concurrent Degree Program Guidelines.

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