Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Pathways

Well-prepared and academically motivated students can complete the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree requirements from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in three years. Graduation data indicates that some students in all LAS majors and curricula have recently graduated within three years after entering directly from high school.

Students who may be considering these options should visit with Jane R Jacobson (Early College Credit coordinator) or Dan Rice (PSEO adviser and outreach adviser) early in their high school careers. Pre-enrollment advising will direct them to advanced placement and dual credit course options that will be applicable to their future degree programs.

Talking to ISU advisers is a key part of deciding if an accelerated degree program is the right choice. Because of the intense pace of the academic work required by these degree pathways, students who are interested in using internships, Study Abroad experiences, undergraduate research, or student leadership opportunities on campus to enhance their preparation for careers, community engagement and further educational opportunities, may face challenges that will require early planning.

The departments linked below have spelled out pathways to assist future students who may be interested in this option. These are offered as templates to be adapted by individual students and their academic adviser(s).

Accelerated Degree Program options

Major Degree
Chemistry BS
Communication Studies BA
Earth Science BA
Economics BS
Geology BS
History BS
Meteorology BS
Psychology BS
Sociology BA/BS
Statistics BS
World Languages and Cultures BA