UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Five-Year B.S./M.S. Degree Programs

Computer Engineering.  A combined B.S./M.S. program in Computer Engineering provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. The M.S. degree will be earned in either the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, while the B.S. degree is earned in Computer Engineering. Additional information about this program is available from the Undergraduate Studies Office and interested students should contact the Office early in their junior year, because the junior year class schedule will be different from other undergraduates. Transfer students should notify the Office of their interest in the program at the earliest possible opportunity. In addition to fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, B.S./M.S. degree candidates must meet Graduate Division degree requirements, including university requirements for academic residence and units of coursework as described in the UCSB General Catalog.

Computer Science.  A combined B.S./M.S. program in computer science provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. Additional information about this program is available from the computer science graduate program assistant or online at www.cs.ucsb.edu/programs/undergrad/bsms/cs.shtml. Interested students may apply after completing at least 3 upper division computer science courses, but before the beginning of the final year of the bachelors degree. In addition to fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, B.S./M.S. degree candidates must meet Graduate Division degree requirements, including university requirements for academic residence and units of coursework.

Electrical Engineering. A combined B.S./M.S. program in Electrical Engineering provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years.  Interested students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies early in the junior year, because the junior year class schedule will be different from other undergraduates. Transfer students should notify the Office of their interest in the program at the earliest opportunity. In addition to fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, B.S./M.S. degree candidates must meet Graduate Division degree requirements, including university requirements for academic residence and units of coursework.

Mechanical Engineering. A combined B.S./M.S. program in Mechanical Engineering provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. Additional information about this program is available from the Mechanical Engineering Undergrad Advising office. Interested students should contact the office fall quarter of their junior year. In addition to fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, B.S./M.S. degree candidates must meet Graduate Division degree requirements, including university requirements for academic residence and units of coursework.

Materials.  A combined B.S. Engineering/M.S. Materials program provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates in chemical, electrical, or mechanical engineering to earn both of these degrees in five years. This program enables students to develop all of the requisite knowledge in their core engineering disciplines and to complement this with a solid background in materials. This combination provides highly desirable training from an industrial employment perspective and capitalizes on the strengths of our internationally renowned materials department.
There is a five-year option for students who are pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry in the College of Letters and Science to complete an M.S. degree in Materials. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for additional information.