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Accelerated Degrees

The College is committed to helping you realize your potential while at KU. One way the College helps you achieve your goals is by offering accelerated degree programs to complete undergraduate and graduate study in less time at KU. There are three options for students in the College.

4 plus 1 Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
The 4 plus 1 path allows you to complete an undergrad degree and a master’s degree in just five years instead of the usual six. Students interested in the 4 plus 1 path should let their advisor know in their first semester.

  • 4 plus 1 Options
    • Classics (B.A. & M.A.)
    • English (B.A. & M.A.)
    • Environmental Assessment (B.A. & P.S.M.)
    • Global & International Studies, Concentration in Middle East and North Africa (B.A. & M.A.)
    • Philosophy (B.A. & M.A.)
    • Russian, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies, Concentration on Foreign Area Studies (B.A. & M.A.)

LEAD (Legal Education Accelerated Degree)
The LEAD program is for students who know they will be going on to law school. This degree path allows students to complete both their undergrad degree and law degree at KU in six years instead of the usual seven. Students interested in the LEAD path should inform their advisor in their first semester. Visit law.ku.edu/lead for more information.

Major in math or science? You can earn your bachelor's degree and teaching certification in just four years. Visit ukanteach.ku.edu for more information