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Department of Economics

Bachelor's to Master's Program

The B.A.-B.S./M.A. plan is designed to enable a well-prepared undergraduate economics major to take graduate economics courses and, in most cases, reduce the time necessary to earn the master's degree. An undergraduate economics major with an approved bachelor-to-graduate plan may enroll in graduate courses and, in so doing, satisfy course content requirements of the master's and bachelor's degrees. However, the numerical credits for a dual-use course cannot be counted twice (i.e., cannot satisfy the minimum numerical credit requirements of both degrees). Students typically choose to have the credits count toward the 30-credit minimum for the master's degree. A maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate courses that satisfy requirements for the masters may be taken for dual-use. Approved graduate courses may satisfy electives of the bachelor's degree or approved 8000-level courses may be substituted for required undergraduate courses. However, under no circumstances can 6000-level counterparts of 4000-level courses that are required for the bachelor's degree be counted toward master's requirements. See "Combined bachelor's/master's plan" in the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures for more details.

The curricular requirements for the master's component of the B.A.-B.S./M.A. plan are identical to those for the master's degree. A student must earn 30 credit hours in graduate economics or other approved courses, with at least 24 of the 30 credit hours for graded coursework. Students must maintain a 3.0 graduate grade-point ratio. Not more than one-half of the credits from graded courses that the advisory committee requires may be from 6000-level courses.

Please visit the Graduate School website for more information.

John E. Walker Department of Economics

John E. Walker Department of Economics | 320 Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall, Clemson, S.C., 29634