Double your career opportunities

Rigorous, interdisciplinary and experiential, our 4+1 programs are available to outstanding students of all majors who want to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 5 years. Combining a BA or BS with a graduate degree from the School of Communications gives you the complementary skills, diverse experiences and level of education necessary for long-term career success.

A hallmark of 4+1 dual-degree programs is a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate study, which maximizes your time and money saved. If you are accepted in your junior year, you’ll earn up to 6 graduate-level credits during your senior year that count toward both degrees, and you can automatically transition to the graduate program of your choice after commencement.

Career development is emphasized throughout our 4+1 programs. As a dual-degree student, you’ll be able to participate in the same networking events, job fairs and internships available to traditional students. Dedicated faculty, including a 4+1 program director, are available to assist you with course selection, internship placement and your job search.