Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degrees

Overview

The Department of Computer Science and Statistics offers students an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree program in Computer Science and Cyber Security (CSABM). The program allows students currently receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science to also complete a Professional Science Masters in Cyber Security (PSM) in just one extra year beyond the Bachelor’s Degree.

All courses required by the Computer Science B.A. (or B.S.) and the Professional Science Master’s in Cyber Security are required. Additional requirements under the CSABM program are listed below.

Eligibility

Applicants must be currently enrolled URI students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

To apply for the CSABM program, students must have earned a minimum of 75 credits and have a 3.0 GPA.

Prior to application, students will need to receive a B or better in the following classes:

  • CSC 211 – Object-Oriented Programming
  • CSF 202 – Fundamentals for Cyber Security
  • CSF 432 – Introduction to Network and Systems Security

or equivalent courses at the discretion of the department.

Students may be enrolled in the CSABM program only after they have met the Graduate School admission requirements and have completed 90 undergraduate credits.

Once accepted to the CSABM program, prior to receiving their Bachelor’s Degree, students will need to receive a B or better in two PSM curriculum courses. Students are allowed to double count only 500-level courses and 400-level courses designed for graduate credit.