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Double Dawgs Program

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.

12 credit hours will be counted for both the BS and MS for any student enrolled in the following Pathways:

BS.MS CSCI Pathway (nonthesis)

BS.MS Cybersecurity and Privacy Pathway (nonthesis)

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 Pathway 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/MATH 2610 Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
CSCI 2670 Introduction to Theory of Computing
CSCI 2720 Data Structures

Students who are currently enrolled in CSCI 2670 Theory and CSCI 2720 Data Structures can apply now. Admissions to the pathway for students who have not yet completed CSCI 2670 and CSCI 2720 will be considered on a case-by-case basis by a faculty admissions committee. Students who have not yet completed these courses and are denied admission will be encouraged to try again after completing the courses. 

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 Pathway application and applied to the program pathway in Athena.

For Pathway advising, see your undergraduate advisor. 

Double Dawg Advisement Form



  • March 20: Deadline for application to the Pathway Program to begin in summer/fall. Admission decisions by April 1. 
  • October 20: Deadline for application to the Pathway Program to begin in spring. Admission decisions by November 1. 

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