An accelerated 4+1 program allows students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years of study. An example of a 4+1 at RIT is the Accelerated 4+1 MBA program.
Registration is not required for institutions of higher education to advertise and offer students the following pathways to earning two degrees in less time:
4+1 degree proposals are typically reviewed and approved by the department curricular committee. They do not require approval from the college curricular committee, ICC/Grad Council, Faculty Senate, RIT Provost or NYSED.
Considerations when Waiving Courses for a 4+1 Program