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3 + 2 Program

A unique and distinct feature in the GPNS is the 3+2 plan. The 3+2 plan gives qualified advanced-level undergraduate students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue both the baccalaureate (BS) and master of science (MS) degrees. With this plan students are moved quickly toward expanding their academic and scientific horizons based on the student’s abilities and personal motivation. Students in the 3+2 plan are expected to successfully complete the requirements for both the BS and MS degrees by the end of their fifth year in college. Students are simultaneously awarded both the BS and MS degrees in five years, thus shortening the normal time to receive both degrees from six years to five years. They must apply and be admitted into the GPNS in the desired program of study by the Spring semester of their junior year (preferred) or by the start of the Fall semester of the senior year. Students applying to the 3+2 plan must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum 3.25 GPA in their subject area of study (biology, biochemistry, or chemistry - see below).  A more detailed description of each 3+2 program and application requirements can be found by following the links below.

Individual Program Requirements:


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