Students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance in the undergraduate Bachelor of Science program (BS) in Computer Science at Rutgers-Camden can apply to an accelerated program that will permit a completion of a joint BS-MS in a total of 5 years. To qualify for admission into this program, an undergraduate student in the BS program must meet the following requirements by the end of the Fall semester in the third (junior) year:

  • Completion of at least 75 credits towards the BS degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completion of all 100- and 200-level computer science requirements for the BS degree;
  • A cumulative GPA on computer science courses of 3.3 or higher.

Students who meet the above requirements may apply to be admitted to the 5-year joint degree program with approval from the Graduate Program Director.

Once admitted, it is the student’s responsibility to finish the remaining BS degree requirements in the fourth year of undergraduate studies and ensure that the overall GPA on all CS undergraduate courses remains above 3.3 at the end of the 4th year. Among the CS courses taken in the senior year, up to three CS courses that are also cross-listed for graduate credit in the program may be double-counted (i.e., they count for both undergraduate and graduate credit). The student (in consultation with the Graduate Program Director) will devise a course plan that will ensure that he/she completes the individual requirements of both degree programs.

Program contacts

Computer Science Graduate Program Director
Tel: (856) 225-6439

Department of Computer Science 322 BSB
227 Penn Street
Rutgers University – Camden
Camden, NJ 08102
Tel: (856) 225-6077 | Fax: (856) 225-6624