A combination degree program, sometimes referred to as a combined degree program, is one where the University of Florida awards more than one degree from an overlapping course of study. Combination degrees often allow a shorter time for completion due to the sharing of some coursework between the degree programs (these result in double-counted credits). At the University of Florida, this type of program includes any combination of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.
The combination degree in BME allows qualified students to complete a bachelor’s degree in one of the engineering undergraduate majors identified below and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) in a shorter amount of time. If eligible, students can complete up to 12 credits of graduate course work that double count to fulfill program requirements for both degrees. This savings in credit permits approved students to complete the MS degree program requirements in BME within two or three semesters after completing their BS degree requirements. Currently approved undergraduate majors eligible for this combination degree program are as follows:
- Biological Engineering (BEG)
- Biomedical Engineering (BME)
- Chemical Engineering (CHE)
- Electrical Engineering (EE)
- Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Students interested in learning more about the combined degree program in BME should first meet with their undergraduate major advisor(s) because undergraduate requirements vary depending on the department.