Advanced Placement into MS Program
Articulation of BS degree in Bioinformatics with
MS degree in Data Science
at Ramapo College of New Jersey
This articulated program allows selected Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) BS Bioinformatics students to complete Master of Science (MS) degree in Data Science at Ramapo College of New Jersey (School of Theoretical and Applied Science) at an accelerated pace. This process will significantly reduce the normal time required to complete an MS degree.
Qualified students enrolled in the Bioinformatics major at Ramapo College can take specific graduate courses in MS in Data Science curriculum of RCNJ, which could be used towards the electives for the BS in Bioinformatics degree at Ramapo College. These graduate courses can also be used towards the course requirements for the MS degree in Data Science upon successful admission into that program.
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Students successfuly completing this accelerated program earn both a bachelor’s in Bioinformatics and master’s degree in Data Science in five years:
- Complete your Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics in four years.
- During the bachelor's program, you will need to take some specific undergraduate courses of the Data Science curriculum in the Junior year. These courses may also double count in your BS in Bioinformatics curriculum.
- Begin taking specified graduate courses in your senior year of the bachelor's in Bioinformatics program.
- Take a fifth year of full-time graduate coursework and complete your Master of Science in Data Science.