Five-Year Bachelor's Degree Programs
Five-year bachelor's degree curricula may be considered for adoption by any department, college or appropriate committee of the administration or faculty when the following conditions exist:
- The occupational requirements of any professional or vocational area indicate a depth and scope of educational experience which cannot be achieved by most students in a four-year degree program.
- The professional recognition or accreditation of a program depends on the existence of a five-year bachelor's degree program.
- The conditions with respect to competition from other institutions, other curricula, and the motivation of students to enter the program are such as to give a reasonable assurance of enough students to make the program feasible.
- There is reasonable assurance of having available sufficient staff and facilities to provide adequate courses for the five-year curriculum.
- The addition of new courses for the fifth year is a logical extension of an existing four-year program without duplication or proliferation.
- The occupational requirements cannot be equally well provided by a four-year bachelor's degree plus a one-year master's degree.
Source: Campus Administrative Manual, Section 413, June 1981