Exceptional students who are committed to continuing their education through a master's degree can reduce the time it takes to complete their bachelor's and master's by entering Embry-Riddle Worldwide's 4+1 program.
The program allows students in the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Bachelor of Science in Technical Management programs who qualify to enter the 4+1 program to begin a select master's program while still completing a bachelor's. By doing so, these students can earn both degrees in just five academic years.
Thus, the 4+1 program helps students enter their chosen field with a graduate degree in shorter time, saving them tuition costs and allowing them to begin flexing their earning potential that much quicker.
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics to Master of Science in Aeronautics
The BSA-MSA 4+1 program will challenge students and develop their knowledge and understanding of concepts in aeronautical science while integrating their skills in aviation and aerospace applications. Applicants must have at least a 3.00 GPA and have demonstrated superior academic capability as described below.
Students desiring to enter this program should apply for the 4+1 program during their junior year of study. Details of the program can be obtained from their academic advisor.
Students who are accepted into the program will spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study, then during their senior year will be allowed to take up to three graduate-level courses from their selected MSA specialization to replace an equal number of elective courses in the BSA degree. MSA core courses cannot be selected as one of the three MSA courses selected.
Before selecting the three courses, students must confer with an advisor to ensure that the courses align with their selected MSA specialization. Upon completion of BSA requirements, students will be enrolled in the MSA and continue through their degree completion.
Undergraduate students taking a graduate-level course must earn a grade of B or better. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the courses taken in lieu of the elective courses in the BSA degree, the student will be removed from the program and may continue to complete the BSA degree only.
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management to:
Students who are accepted in the BSTM-MSISA, BSTM-MSM, or BSTM-MSMIS 4+1 programs spend three academic years in undergraduate-level study and then, during their senior year, take up to three graduate-level courses that meet the undergraduate 400-level elective and graduate program core requirements (when a grade of B or better is achieved).
Upon completion of bachelor's requirements, students will be enrolled in graduate school and can complete their degree in one year. In any graduate course taken by an undergraduate student, a grade of B or better must be earned. If a grade of C or F is earned in any of the courses taken in lieu of 400-level elective credits, the student will be removed from the program and may continue to complete the bachelor's degree only.
Bachelor or Science in Unmanned Systems Applications to Master of Science in Unmanned Systems
After spending three academic years in undergraduate-level study, BSUSA students who are accepted in the BSUSA-MSUS 4+1 program option will be allowed to take up to three (3) MSUS courses to replace an equal number of remaining BSUSA courses during their senior year. The selected courses can only replace BSUSA minor requirement or additional electives in each respective BSUSA track and may not replace program core or track support courses. Before selecting the courses to be taken, students must confer with an advisor to ensure that the courses selected are suitable and align with their selected MSUS area of concentration. A grade level average of B or better must be maintained for selected MSUS courses while enrolled in the BSUSA-MSUS 4+1 program. Any final BSUSA credit hour requirements not accomplished through MSUS course selection will have to be satisfied through upper level undergraduate electives. Upon successful BSUSA program requirement completion, students will be automatically enrolled in the MSUS program and their chosen area of concentration and can complete their degree within one year.
Students who fail in any of their selected MSUS courses or fail to maintain a grade average of B or better while still completing BSUSA degree requirements will be removed from the 4+1 program option and may continue to complete their BSUSA degree program only. In this case, published BSUSA minor requirements and/or upper level electives can be used to fulfill remaining BSUSA credit requirements.
This special program will challenge students and develop their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes in the concepts of unmanned systems while integrating their gained experience in unmanned systems applications. As a minimum to be considered for acceptance to this BSUSA-MSUS 4+1 option, applicant students must hold at least a 3.00 GPA, completed at least 88 credit hours of the BSUSA program requirements to apply and demonstrated superior academic capability.
Remember to check the Worldwide Campus location near you and our Online Campus for program availability.