Combined 4+1 Bachelors and Masters
Degrees with the Wilkes Honors College (WHC) and the College of Engineering and Computer Science (COECS)

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Honors College students may pursue a joint Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree at the Honors College and a Masters of Science degree through the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students complete the prerequisite coursework for the Masters degree while at the Honors College in their first 4 years, and can complete the masters coursework in an additional year in this “4+1” program. Many of the prerequisite COECS courses are available online. 

The following masters degrees are available:
MS Bioengineering
MS Computer Science
MS Computer Engineering 
MS Electrical Engineering
MS Information Technology & Management (ITM) with Concentration in Data Analytics
MS Information Tech & Mgmt (ITM) with Concentration in Advanced Information Technology


The MS in Bioengineering is limited to students with concentrations at the Honors College in the following areas who successfully complete the prerequisites for the MS program and meet other admissions requirements for the combined program, listed below:
Biology 
Biological chemistry
Chemistry (must also successfully complete Biochemistry and BSC 1010/L and BSC 1011/L)
Marine Biology (must also successfully complete Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Physics (must also successfully complete Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Neuroscience (must also successfully complete Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry) 

The other MS programs are open to students pursuing a B.A. or B.S. at the Honors College in any concentration so long as they complete the prerequisites for the chosen Masters program and meet other admissions requirements for the combined program, listed below. 
Further information is available at the COECS's website on the combined degree program.
See also the FAU catalog.

For assistance in registering for COECS courses  Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, contact:

For assistance in registering for COECS courses:
For the Data Analytics concentration, or the joint degrees in Computer science, Computer Engineering, ITM CSDA, ITM AIT, or Bioengineering, contact: Kalen Hezard (khezard@fau.edu), Undergraduate Advisor

For the combined degrees in Electrical Engineering, and in Computer Engineering, contact: Tayler Kung (tkung@fau.edu), Undergraduate Advisor 

Another option is the Honors College Minor in Data Science.

Other Admission Requirements for the Combined Program

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 at the end of their junior year (90 credits or more of coursework completed) in the Honors College are eligible to apply to the MS program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The cumulative GPA of 3.25 or better must be maintained until the completion of the bachelor's degree in the Honors College. The GRE requirement is waived. 

Students in the combined program may count up to 9 credits of approved graduate coursework (5000 level or higher) toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees as long as the combined program totals a minimum of 150 credits: 

Prerequisite courses for the MS degree:

M.S. Bioengineering


Available to students concentrating at the HC in Biology, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Physics, Neuroscience. Chemistry students must take BCH 3033/L and BSC 1010/L. 
Marine Biology, Physics, and Neuroscience students must take CHM 2210/L and 2210/L and BCH 3033/L

MS Bioengineering prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS (online)
CHM 2210/CHM 2204L, Honors Organic Chem I/Lab
CHM 2211/CHM 2205, Honors Organic Chem II/Lab
HC
BCH 3033/L H Biochemistry with lab HC
PCB 3063 H Genetics HC
PHY 2048/L H Physics I with lab HC
MAC 2312 H Calculus II HC



The following MS degrees are available to students at the Honors College in any concentration.



MS in Information Technology & Management (ITM)

Concentration in Data Analytics

Data Analytics prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS (online)
MAD 2104 CEECS (online)
COP 3014 CEECS (online)
COP 3530 CEECS (online)
CDA 3201C CEECS
CDA 4102
or CDA 3331C
or CDA 4204
CEECS (online)
CEECS
CEECS
COP 3540 CEECS (online)
MAC 2312 HC
STA 2023 HC

 



MS in Information Technology & Management (ITM)

Concentration in Advanced Information Technology

 

Advanced Info Tech Prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS online
MAD 2104 HC or CoS
COP 3014/L CEECS online
CDA 3201C CEECS online
CDA 3331C
or CDA 4102
CEECS
CEECS online
COP 3530 CEECS online
COP 3540 CEECS online
COP 4610 CEECS online
COP 3813 CEECS online
MAC 2312 HC
STA 2023 HC

 



MS in Computer Engineering

 

Comp Engineering Prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS online
CDA 3201C CEECS online
CDA 4102 CEECS online
CDA 3331C CEECS
COP 3014 CEECS online
MAD 2104 HC or CoS
COP 3530 CEECS online
PHY 2049/L HC
EGN 1002 CEECS online
EEL 3111 CEECS
MAP 3305 CoS
EEE 3300 CEECS online
STA 4821 CEECS
MAC 2313 HC

 



MS in Computer Science

 

Comp Science Prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS online
MAD 2104 HC or CoS
COP 3014 CEECS online
CDA 3201C CEECS online
CDA 3331C
or CDA 4102
CEECS
CEECS
COP 3530 CEECS online
COP 4610 CEECS online
COT 4400 CEECS online
STA 4821 CEECS online
MAC 2312 HC

 



MS in Electrical Engineering

 

Electrical Engineering Prereqs College taken at
COP 2220 CEECS online
CDA 3201C CEECS online
CDA 3331C CEECS
MAC 2312 HC
MAC 2313 HC
PHY 2049/L HC
EGN 1002 CEECS online
EEL 3111 CEECS
MAP 3305 CoS
EEL 3470 CEECS, recorded
EEE 3300 CEECS
EEE 4361 CEECS
EEL 3112 CEECS
EEL 4656 CEECS recordings
EEL 4512 CEECS recordings
EEL 4652 CEECS recordings
EEL 3118L CEECS