Shared Credit Program

Shared Credit Program

The School of Engineering offers a Shared Credit Degrees Program designed to allow students to complete a B.S. and M.S degree in five years (depending upon the student’s mathematics preparation upon entering UNM as a first-year student). To accomplish this, some courses are counted towards both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as shared credits.

Students pursuing an interdisciplinary Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees program may be required to take prerequisite courses for the graduate level courses in the M.S. program. Thus, an interdisciplinary Shared-Credit Undergraduate/Graduate Degrees program may require more than the nominal five years to complete.

Eligibility Checklist

Students in the BSEE or BSCPE degree programs must meet each of the items on the list below in order to be eligible to apply to the Shared Credit Program.

  1. Student must be admitted into either degree program of the ECE Department (i.e., not in Pre-Engineering status).
  2. Student must have completed or be in-progress to complete at least 15 hours of upper division ECE courses (300, 400 levels).
  3. Students must have at least one full semester left before applying for the program. (Note: students should ideally apply when they have 2 or 3 semesters left before graduating).
  4. Student must have a minimum degree GPA of a 3.0.

Application Deadlines

FALL — July 1st

SPRING — December 1st

Details and Application

  1. Read through the full policies and details here: ECE Shared Credit Program Info
  2. Complete the application: ECE Shared Credit Application. Here are some of the resources you’ll need to help you complete the application.
  3. Submit completed application digitally to or in-person to an Undergraduate Academic Advisor.
    • Letters of recommendation, if needed, should be sent directly from the recommender to or to the academic advisor.

[Page last revised 11/11/22]