1. Meet the university general education requirements
In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.
Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.
If a student has a minimum overall GPA of 3.2, has at least junior standing, the student may apply to the BS to MSSM (4+1) program through the graduate office. Qualified applicants will be given a delayed admission to the MSSM program. (Full, formal admission will not take place until the student successfully completes his or her undergraduate degree with an overall GPA of 3.2).
A student accepted into the 4+1 program continues his or her undergraduate degree with the substitution of three graduate courses as shown above.
Please note that students must be accepted into the 4+1 program before taking any graduate level courses.
If a 4+1 program student has successfully graduated with a BS degree and an overall GPA of 3.2, he or she is fully admitted to graduate MSSM program.
See graduate catalog for additional requirements for the 4+1 program.
All university and departmental requirements for the bachelor’s and master’s degree must be satisfied to receive both degrees. The full number of credit hours required for the bachelor’s and master’s degree must be completed; this includes the 10-credit of graduate courses completed as an undergraduate and approved to count towards the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.