Accelerated B.S. to M.S.
VCU offers fast-track B.S. to M.S. programs for rapid academic and career growth. Discover three dynamic tracks for an enhanced science journey.
Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Biology
Are you ready to fast-track your academic and career success? Our Accelerated B.S. to M.S. program in Biology at VCU offers an unparalleled opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology within a minimum of five years.
You'll complete approved graduate courses during your senior undergraduate year, with up to 12 credit hours counting toward both degrees. This reduces the total credits required from 150 to just 138, saving time and money. Graduates stand out with a solid foundation in biology, enhanced career prospects, and essential professional communication skills.
Guidance and support from advisors ensure a seamless academic experience whether you're entering the job market or considering advanced studies.
Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Forensic Science
In just five and a half years, the Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Forensic Science allows students to earn both a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Forensic Science with a concentration in forensic biology. Completing approved graduate courses during your senior year streamlines your path, requiring a minimum of 150 credits instead of 162.
Dual degrees open doors to diverse career opportunities on forensic science, from laboratories to law enforcement agencies. Hands-on training equips you with crucial skills in evidence collection, DNA analysis, and forensic microscopy. Networking with professionals enhances your prospects in this dynamic field.
Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Health and Movement Science
The Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Health and Movement Sciences focuses on promoting physical well-being. By completing approved graduate courses during senior year, students can earn both a B.S. in the Biology and an M.S. in Health and Movement Science with a concentration in exercise science in just five years.
Graduates find diverse career opportunities in health and fitness, sports, clinical settings, and academia. Hands-on coursework provides practical experience, while networking enhances career prospects.
Whether biology, forensic science, or health and movement science is your passion, VCU's accelerated programs offer a unique opportunity to propel your academic and career journey. Join us in shaping a brighter future through the power of science.
Admission requirements, degree requirements, recommended course sequences and more information about the program can be found at VCU Bulletin.