The Double Dawgs program was created to give ambitious and motivated students a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge economy. By earning both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years or less, students can save time and money while positioning themselves for success after graduation.

The UGA Advantage: Double Dawgs Program (Computer Science BS/ Computer Science MS in five years) has been approved to start in Fall 2017.

12 credit hours will be counted for both the BS and MS for any student enrolled in the new program.

Application Process

A student wishing to pursue the dual degree must first submit an application to be admitted to the program pathway.  Students should apply for the program pathway in Athena (Student>Double Dawgs Pathways) AND complete the Pathways application below to be considered.  To be eligible, students must have completed 60 - 90 credit hours and have completed the following courses with a grade of C or better

Course Name Description
MATH 2250 Calculus I (Differential Calculus)
CSCI 1301 Introduction to Computing and Programming
CSCI 1302 Software Development
CSCI 1730 Systems Programming
CSCI/MATH 2610 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
CSCI 2670 Introduction to Theory of Computing
CSCI 2720 Data Structures
CSCI 3030 Computing, Ethics and Society

In addition, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application

Acceptance to the pathway does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate program. For that, a separate application to the Graduate School is needed. It is recommended that students apply to the pathway in the spring semester of their third year and to the graduate program in their fourth year. 

Pathway applications are not considered complete until a student has submitted the Pathways application and applied to the program pathway in Athena.

For graduate course advising, see your undergraduate advisor and CS Graduate Coordinator, Dr. John Miller, 219 Hardman Hall.

Double Dawgs Pathway Advising Form

Deadlines

  • March 20: Deadline for application to program pathway and to graduate program for students wishing to start in the Fall Semester.
  • October 20: Deadline for application to program pathway and to graduate program for students wishing to start in the Spring Semester.