Accelerated (BA/MA)

Students who wish to pursue an accelerated Masters degree, will be allowed to apply to the Baccalaureate degree up to 9 hours of coursework taken for graduate credit. Twenty-one (21) hours of graduate coursework in addition will constitute the minimum number of credit hours for obtaining the MA. The guidelines for the Accelerated (BA/MA in Humanities) are as follows:

  1. Students must apply no later than the end of the junior year for admission to the accelerated program.
  2. A minimum overall grade point average and major grade point average of 3.35 will be required for admission to and for retention in the program.
  3. Student must fill out the Department of Comparative Humanities application for the accelerated BA/MA in Humanities.
  4. Student may take a maximum of 9 hours for graduate credit, which will also apply to the requirements for the baccalaureate degree in Humanities.
  5. The accelerated BA/MA in Humanities will be offered for the Traditional Concentration and for the Linguistics Concentration, but not for the Concentration in Humanities and Civic Leadership.
  6. Students who enroll in the accelerated BA/MA in Humanities may elect the thesis or non-thesis option, which ever is appropriate to the concentration and course of study.
  7. All students in the program will take either HUM 609 or HUM 610 to fulfill the "theory requirement".
  8. All requirements remain the same, including the foreign language requirement.