4+1 Options

Accounting 4+1 Option

The Accounting 4+1 option at the University of Michigan-Dearborn allows students to earn both the BBA in Accounting and the Master of Science in Accounting at a substantial savings in time and money.

Students may count 3 graduate accounting courses toward the BBA Accounting major and the MS-Accounting at the same time, thereby saving 3 courses. Students will receive scholarships to reduce the net cost of these 3 shared courses to undergraduate tuition rates.

For more information and a link to the application form, please visit the College of Business's Accounting 4+1 Option webpage.

Criminology and Criminal Justice 4+1 Option

The 4+1 accelerated program option allows current UM-Dearborn undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice majors to complete both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice in a format that offers substantial savings in both time and money. This is achieved by a double-counting allowance of up to 15 credits or 5 graduate level (500-level or above) courses. One additional year of graduate work (15-16 credits) would be needed to complete the Master's program enabling students to earn two degrees in a total of five years.

Participation in the 4+1 program is limited to students who have completed at least 60 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Admission to the 4+1 program is at the discretion of the Program Director and requires an admission interview. The "regular" online graduate application should be completed with a "Yes" response to the 4+1 accelerated program question. The only supplemental materials required for 4+1 applicants are a letter of recommendation from a CCJ faculty member and official transcripts.

Once admitted to the 4+1 program, the student must attain a grade of B- or better in each 500 level class elected.  Failure to do so may result in removal from the 4+1 program.