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Bachelor's Plus Master's

The Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics offers a Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) program for qualified undergraduate students from engineering or physics. It is anticipated that students who would normally graduate in 4 years with their B.S. degree would, under this program, be able to finish with both the bachelor’s and the EO master’s degrees in 5 years. For students pursuing the thesis option, this may require performing research over the summer following your senior year and the summer following your fifth year.

EOP Bachelor's Plus Master's
  1. The 6 credit hours count towards the technical electives requirements of the B.S. degree. With the BPM election, the same 6 credits will also count towards the M.S. degree.
  2. The 7 credit hours only count towards the M.S. degree and do not fulfill any undergraduate requirements. Students who pursue the BPM option need to plan their undergraduate courses for these courses.

The research work for the thesis will span the entire two year period regardless of when the thesis credits are earned.

Non-Thesis Route for BPM Program

Senior Fall Senior Spring Senior Summer M.S. Fall M.S. Spring M.S. Summer
EOP 500 EOP 505 EOP Technical Elective EOP 513 EOP 514
EOP 501 (BS + MS dual count) EOP 506 3 credit hours EOP 543L EOP 542L
EOP 502 (BS + MS dual count) EOP 541L EOP Technical Elective EOP Technical Elective
6 credit hours 1 7 credit hours 2 7 credit hours Project Presentation 7 credit hours

Thesis Route for BPM Program

Senior Fall Senior Spring Senior Summer M.S. Fall M.S. Spring M.S. Summer
EOP 500 EOP 505 Technical Elective EOP 513 EOP 514 3 credit Thesis
EOP 501 (BS + MS dual count) EOP 506 3 credit Thesis EOP 543L EOP 542L Thesis Defense
EOP 502 (BS + MS dual count) EOP 541L 6 credit hours 4 credit hours 4 credit hours 3 credit hours 3
6 credit hours 1 7 credit hours 2
CONTACT

Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dr. Partha Banerjee, Department Chair

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