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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Computer Science 5-year B.S./M.S. Dual Degree Program

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The Computer Science (CS) program currently offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Computing Sciences at the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of Houston- Clear Lake (UHCL). The CS undergraduate program is ABET accredited. Additionally, we offer the option for a dual degree CS program for high- performing CS undergraduate students who would like to pursue M.S. degree in CS at UHCL. For students who are accepted into this program, up to six graduate credit hours can count toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The overall objective of this initiative is to provide the qualified CS undergraduate students a fast track to a M.S. degree.

Students may apply for the dual degree program at any point in the first 80 hours of their Candidate Plan of Study, but must have completed 20 credits hours at UHCL. After completion of course requirements of the regular BS degree which may include no more than two graduate courses, students will then be granted graduate standing. Students in the Dual Degree program are not required to take the GRE. Students in dual degree programs receive the Bachelor's degree upon completion of the Master's degree. Students in dual degree programs not completing the Master's degree may apply for graduation with the bachelor's degree. Dual degree program students must complete the undergraduate residency requirements.

If a student's cumulative UHCL GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be on probation. Probation will be lifted once the cumulative UHCL GPA again rises to 3.0. If a student's cumulative UHCL GPA falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student will automatically be transferred to the regular BS program.


Eligibility Requirements
The UHCL graduate GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher continues to be operational for all students in this plan.  The Dual Degree program consists of 152 credit hours, offering the full 122 undergraduate hours of coursework which is ABET accredited and 30 hours of graduate hours required by THECB.