Support from On Your Time staff members and your academic advisors makes it easier for you to graduate in less than four years. When you create a formal accelerated plan, you have access to
- priority registration for classes
- advocates who work with your department for accommodations
- individual advising to help you stay on track
- potential financial savings
- fast track the completion of your bachelor’s and, in some cases, master’s degrees
We’ve created many three-year study plans for motivated students like you. If a plan doesn’t currently exist for your major, we’ll work with you and your advisor to create one.
Early registration is a big plus! It makes it so much easier to get into the classes I want and need.
— Melinda Busman, senior and biological sciences major
What to Expect with an Accelerated Study Plan
When you meet with an academic advisor about an accelerated study plan, you’ll review
your academic transcript, explore the requirements in your major map and, where possible, explore existing accelerated study plans. Your advisor will
also refer you to staff at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to help you understand the implications of taking year-round classes. To graduate
early, you will likely take courses during the summer and winter sessions, which can include online classes that will let you stay ahead even if you’re away
Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree
It’s never too early to start preparing your accelerated study plan. If you are an undergraduate student, it’s best to kick off your plan freshman year so that you can take courses during the winter and summer sessions.
There are three ways you can learn more about accelerated study plans and start the process to formalize your plan. Choose the option that’s most comfortable for you.
1. Contact your academic advisor. See table below for list of contacts. Note: If an advisor is not listed for your area of study, choose another option.
|Biological Sciences, B.S.||Amanda Zeigler
|Cardiovascular Technology, B.S.||Loren Knapp
|Chemistry, B.S.||Leslie Lovelace email@example.com|
|Criminology & Criminal Justice, B.A.||Patricia Armstrong firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Environmental Studies, B.A.||Gwen Geidel
|Environmental Science, B.S.||Gwen Geidel
|Geological Sciences, B.S.||Gwen Geidel
|Geological Sciences (with concentration in Environmental Geoscience), B.S.||Gwen Geidel
|Marine Science, B.S.||Gwen Geidel
|Sociology, B.A.||Department of Sociology
|Sport & Entertainment Management, B.S.||Kathy Smiling
|Exercise Science, B.A.||Sara Corwin
2. Contact the On Your Time team.
- Stop by our office in the Byrnes Building (Suite 209)
- Call us at 803-777-9850
- Email us at email@example.com
3. Complete the Advising Center’s interest form.
Accelerated Bachelor’s Plus Master’s Degree
Speed up your timeframe for earning your undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current plans are listed below, and more will be added each semester. Email the contact listed for each degree program to learn more about the requirements and how to get started.
|Biological Sciences, B.S. + Education Minor + M.T. (3 + 1)||Dr. Christine Lotter
|Media Arts, B.A. + M.A. (4+1)||Evan Meaney
|Marine Science, B.S. + M.S. (4+1)||Gwen Geidel
|Sociology, B.S. + M.S. (3+1)
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