University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder Search A to Z Campus Map CU Search Links
Course List
Contact Us

Concurrent B.S./M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering or
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Purpose of the program

The joint BS/MS program in Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering enables qualified students to be admitted to the MS program during the junior year and to work toward both the BS and MS degrees concurrently.

This program allows students to plan early for the MS degree, to take graduate courses as part of the BS degree, more flexibility in course order, the potential for a discounted tuition rate, and more efficient use of the final year of the program.

Admission to the program

Application for admission into the BS/MS program may be made at any time during or after the junior year. Minimum requirements for admission to the joint program for CU ECEE students are:

  1. completion of the eight core EE courses (see list below),
  2. a minimum overall GPA of 3.25,
  3. a minimum GPA of 3.25 in ECEE courses, and
  4. at least three letters of recommendation (at least two must be from ECEE faculty at UCB).
To qualify for admission, transfer students must meet the same requirements, except that in place of requirement (1) above:
  1. completion of at least two core courses at UCB,
  2. completion of coursework which has been approved for transer credit equivalent to all core courses not taken at UCB,and
  3. completion of at least 15 credit hours at UCB.

Staying in the program

To remain in good standing, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher for all courses taken.


a student in this program is treated on the same basis as any other student in the department at a comparable stage of his/her academic career.

Overlapping credit

With the recommendation of the student's academic advisor and the approval of the ECEE Graduate Director, as many as 6 credit hours of ECEE courses at the 5000 level or above may be counted toward both the BS degree requirements and to the MS degree requirements.


A student in the BS/MS program must have a faculty advisor with whom he/she must consult to compose a degree plan, including a list of courses to be taken from the senior year through the end of the program. This plan must be filed with the ECEE Department graduate program advisor by the end of the third week of the first semester in which the student has been admitted into the program.

EE Core Courses
ECEN 2250 Circuits/Electronics 1
ECEN 2260 Circuits/Electronics 2
ECEN 3250 Circuits/Electronics 3
ECEN 2120 Computers as Components
ECEN 3100 Digital Logic
ECEN 3300 Linear Systems
ECEN 3400 EM Fields and Waves
ECEN 3810 Introduction to Probability

Application Forms

Please complete the following forms and submit them to the Undergraduate Academic Advisor.

For more information contact: