Students enrolled in the joint programs will obtain both degrees following the completion of 146 hours, which is the sum of 126 required to complete the B.S. degree and 32 hours to complete the M.S. degree, minus 12 of those hours which will be applied to both degrees.
The benefit of the program will be in allowing students to concurrently receive a B.S. and a non-thesis M.S. in Crop Sciences over a period of five years. The program is targeted toward students interested in obtaining graduate training to work in crop production, biotechnology, or other related fields.