B.S./M.S. Shared-Credit Degree Program

The School of Engineering offers a Shared Credit Program designed to allow students to complete a BS and MS, or a BS and MEng degree in five years (depending upon the student’s mathematics preparation upon entering UNM as a first-year student). To accomplish this, some courses are counted towards both the Bachelors and Masters degrees. For students pursuing a shared credit program within the School of Engineering, up to 12 hours of coursework may be shared between the two degrees. (Some undergraduate programs may not be able to accommodate the full 12 hours of shared credit.)

The shared credit program allows Computer Science undergraduate students to count 12 credit hours towards both their undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree and towards a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Specifically, students admitted to the shared credit program may:

  • Count CS561 towards both their MS theory core and as CS362 in their undergraduate core requirements
  • Count up to three other 500-level graduate classes as both CS electives towards their B.S. degree and as core or elective classes (as appropriate) in their M.S. coursework.