» Integrated and Accelerated Degree Programs for Schmid College Majors

Our students have the opportunity to pursue several integrated degree programs, also known as 4+1 programs. Students completing an undergraduate science degree are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain one of the graduate degrees listed below.

+ - 4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences

Students completing undergraduate science degrees are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain a M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences degree.

Computational science is an interdisciplinary field in which computers and mathematics are used to model and simulate biological and physical processes found in the natural world. This graduate degree consists of four areas of study: bioinformatics and computational biology, analytics and applied mathematics, computational economics and earth system science.

Undergraduates degree programs in Schmid College that can be integrated are:

For specific criteria, also visit the M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences page.

+ - 4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/M.S. in Economic Systems Design

Students completing undergraduate science degrees are eligible to complete an additional year of study to complete the M.S. in Economic Systems Design.

Students study the design, development, testing and implementation of economic institutions and how they operate. The master’s degree prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and incentive.

Undergraduates degree programs in Schmid College that can be integrated are:

For specific eligibility criteria for this program, refer to the Economic Science Institute website.

+ - 4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/M.S. in Food Science

Students completing undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology, biological sciences, chemistry and health sciences (in the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences) are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain the M.S. in Food Science degree.

Food science is a multidisciplinary program that applies scientific concepts to the processing, packaging, preservation, and analysis of food. You may also consider pursuing the MS Food Science/MBA dual degree program.

For specific eligibility criteria for this program, visit the M.S. in Food Science program page.

+ - 4 + 1 B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The 4 + 1 B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences is a program for undergraduates that enables students to begin taking M.S. coursework in their senior year and receive a Master of Science degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate degree.

The B.S. degree is offered by the Schmid College of Science and Technology and the M.S. degree is offered by the School of Pharmacy at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. The program is open to all undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors who meet the admissions requirements. Graduates of the program can pursue a variety of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Interested students can find out more by contacting Dr. Elaine Benaksas Schwartz at eschwart@chapman.edu or Dr. Marco Bisoffi at bisoffi@chapman.edu.