Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalogue 
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Mathematics, Bachelor’s/Master’s Combined Program

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Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Wei Feng

The bachelor’s/master’s degree program is designed to provide a student in mathematics a means to complete the requirements for both degrees in a period of five years. The key feature of the program is that a student can count up to 12 credit hours of graduate level courses satisfying requirements for the B.A. or B.S. towards the M.A. or M.S. in mathematics.

  1. Students in the B.A. or B.S. program in mathematics who have:
    1. Completed a minimum of seventy-five (75) and a maximum of ninety-eight (98) credit hours in their undergraduate programs in mathematics, including credits earned from advanced placement if they started at UNCW or are transfer students and have completed a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student at UNCW, a minimum of 24 credit hours.
    2. Completed a minimum of nine (9) credit hours of 300-400 level mathematics or statistics courses.
    3. A minimum accumulated grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 on all 300-400 level mathematics or statistics courses at UNCW.

Students may apply to the department chair for permission to apply up to 12 credit hours of graduate level course work during their senior year toward their future master’s degree.

  1. In the first semester of his/her senior year, the student must submit the standard application for admission to the Graduate School including: an application form, application fee, transcripts, and GRE scores to the Graduate School. In addition, a graduate degree plan, signed by the prospective student, the department chair, and graduate coordinator must be submitted before the end of the senior year. Departmental permission to apply to the bachelor’s/master’s degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent of meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.
  2. The graduate degree plan for the master’s degree must clearly indicate:
    • Courses (maximum of 12 graduate credit hours) that will be double-counted for both bachelor’s and master’s degree;
    • Additional graduate courses that will be taken but not counted toward the bachelor’s degree;
    • The student intends to fulfill his/her course requirements for the Master’s degree no later than a year after receiving the bachelor’s degree.
    • Intended graduation date for the master’s degree.
  3. Upon review of the submitted materials by the Graduate School, a letter of acceptance (or denial) to the master’s program, will be sent to the student and copied to the department chair and graduate coordinator. Acceptance will be provisional and contingent upon meeting specified degree requirements, including completion of the bachelor’s degree.
  4. A student who is ineligible to participate or continue in, or withdraws from the bachelor’s/master’s program cannot double count any courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degree.

For more details see the department chair or the graduate coordinator.

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