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advanced opportunities Rensselaer is invested in helping every student achieve his or her fullest potential. For a significant number this means pursuing dual majors co-terminal degrees and accelerated degree programs. of the senior year. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and 90 credits of course work including AP credits transfer credits and courses in progress. Dual Majors This popular option allows you to fulfill the degree requirements for two curricula. In doing so you will have completed a dual major and your diploma will note this accordingly. Students often pursue dual majors within the same school but they may also be pursued across two schools e.g. Engineering and Management. ROTC The Reserve Officers Training Corps ROTC offers elective programs for students who desire commissions in the armed forces. Students who satisfy the requirements for baccalaureate degrees become eligible for commissions on completion of the appropriate ROTC programs. ROTC programs which are undertaken concurrently with baccalaureate degree studies are offered for the Air Force Army and Navy. For more information visit admissions.rpi.eduundergraduate academicsrotc.html. years. Using AP credits andor credits from academic research students accelerate their B.S. by one or more semesters. Accelerated students transition into graduate status at the beginning of or during their fourth year of study depending upon credits. Once students enter the graduate phase they receive a research assistantship with a stipend and graduate tuition. Science Technology Society- Law B.S.J.D.. Students interested in pursuing a public policy track should consider this six-year accelerated law program offered through Rensselaers School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences HASS. This program follows the curriculum leading to a B.S. in Science Technology and Society while focusing on one of three critical areas law values and public policy engineering and society or information and society. Originally initiated with Albany Law School some students have more recently enrolled at Columbia Law School upon the completion of three years at Rensselaer. Co-Terminal Degrees Rensselaer offers undergraduates with strong academic records the opportunity to extend their eligible financial aid and earn both a bachelors and masters degree in five years. Admission standards for the co-terminal program are the same as those required for Rensselaers traditional masters programs. Co-terminal applications must be submitted before the end of an applicants first semester Accelerated Degree Programs At Rensselaer you will find a number of outstanding accelerated degree programs. Among them are Physician-Scientist Program B.S. M.D.. Innovative and highly regarded this program which comes out of a collaboration between Rensselaer and Albany Medical College allows qualified individuals to complete requirements for both the B.S. and M.D. degrees in seven years. FlexMed. Rensselaers new academic collaboration with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers our undergraduates the opportunity to apply to FlexMed Mount Sinais unique early acceptance program. If accepted sophomores in any undergraduate major can bypass the MCAT. Business and Management-Law Program B.S.J.D.. Through the Lally School of Management you can obtain a B.S. and J.D. in management and law in six years instead of the usual seven. This program which first originated in conjunction with the Albany Law School now offers the opportunity to study at other law schools as well including Columbia Law School and Cornell University Law School. Accelerated B.S. Ph.D. Program. Students have the opportunity to transition directly into graduate studies earning both a B.S. and Ph.D. in seven advanced opportunities 42