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Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs

Looking for a way to fast-track your academic program? UHart offers a number of options to earn a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time. We also offer dual-degree programs that give you the opportunity to earn two degrees or certifications in one program.

Accelerated Programs

For High School Students

The Hartt Preparatory Academy is a two-year, comprehensive pre-college music training program for high school juniors and seniors with the goal of attending The Hartt School for an accelerated Bachelor of Music degree. Learn more

Barney School of Business

  • Barney 3+1 Program - Combined BS/MBA: Earn an undergraduate degree and your MBA in just four years! Choose from one of seven undergraduate majors and complete the coursework for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in just three years. Take an accelerated schedule that includes Summer and Winterterm courses. Then, move immediately into the full-time MBA or MS in Accounting and Taxation.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • BS in Biology/Doctor of Pharmacy: In conjunction with the University of Saint Joseph Pharmacy School, UHart offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in six years. Once you are accepted into the pharmacy program at Saint Joseph’s, you complete requirements for the BS in Biology at Saint Joseph’s during your senior year and begin your pharmacy coursework.

  • BA/BS in Biology and MS in Neuroscience: Complete both a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Neuroscience in five years with our new 4+1 program. Take graduate-level coursework your senior year that will count toward requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degree. 

  • Accelerated BA in Psychology/MS in Organizational Psychology: You can earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in Psychology in five years if you have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and know by your junior year that you wish to pursue a master's degree in organizational psychology.

  • Accelerated BA/MA in Communication (4+1): This program enables students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication in five years. This program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and who know in their junior year that they wish to pursue a master’s degree.

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

  • BS in Exercise Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT): Our combined BS/DPT program has an option to accelerate your undergraduate degree in our 3+3 program that consists of six academic semesters (3 years) and two full-time summers. You will then move into the 3 year full-time DPT program.
  • BS in Health Sciences/MS in Occupational Therapy: The combined BS/MSOT is a five-year program. Students complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree and begin the professional program in the fourth year, completing the master's degree by the end of the fifth year. 
  • BS in Health Sciences/Pre-Chiropractic: The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Chiropractic (BS/DC) program between the University of Hartford and New York Chiropractic College offers an accelerated program that typically allows for the completion of the BS/DC degrees in a six-and-1/3-year period
  • BS in Health Sciences/Pre-Optometry: The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Optometry (BS/OD) program between the University of Hartford and the New England College of Optometry offers an accelerated program that typically allows for the completion of the BS/OD degrees in a seven-year period
  • BS in Health Sciences/Pre-Pharmacy: The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Pharmacy (BS/PharmD) program between the University of Hartford and the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy offers an accelerated program that typically allows for the completion of the BS/PharmD degrees in a seven-year period
  • BS in Health Sciences/Pre-Podiatry: The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (BS/DPM) program between the University of Hartford and New York College of Podiatric Medicine offers an accelerated program that typically allows for the completion of the BS/DPM degrees in a seven-year period.

College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture

In order to be accepted into the program, students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the end of the junior year (below 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis). Contact Laurie Granstrand to learn more.
Track 1 is a 48-credit, 3-semester, full-time program typically completed in 12 months (summer, fall, spring). This program is only available to qualified students in the University of Hartford undergraduate pre-professional architecture program. Students begin immediately after completing their undergraduate degree requirements.

Undergraduate Dual Degree/Certificate Programs

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

  • BS in Integrated Elementary/Special Education - This program allows students to earn two Connecticut teaching certifications in four years - elementary education (grades 1-6) and special education (K-12). The dual certification gives students more career options.
  • BS in Radiologic Technology - Students earn their professional credential in radiography and have the option to earn a second credential in advanced imaging during their senior year - sonography, CT or MRI.  

College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture

CETA offers five year plans for completing the dual degrees below. Interested students should contact their academic advisor to discuss this option.

Graduate Dual Degree/Certificate Programs

  • Dual Master of Science in Organizational Psychology(MSOP)/Master of Business Administration (MBA): This 60-credit program is 12 fewer credits than if you pursued both degrees separately. You will pair an increased business acumen with an in-depth knowledge of people in organizations. This program helps you understand the research and data processes that support and drive best practices in organizations, and connects you with high-quality faculty and alumni networks in both the Barney School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences. 
  • Dual Master of Engineering (MEng)/Master of Business Administration (MBA): This partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture provides a broader focus for engineers moving into management and leadership tracks. The program requires a total of 60 credits – that’s 6 fewer credits than if you pursued the degrees separately.
  • Transitional Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics (MSPO)/Business Certificate to MBA program: Students in the Transitional MSPO program have the option to complete a stackable certificate in business in cooperation with the Barney School of Business. The stackable certificates (5-9 courses) provide prosthetics and orthotics professionals with a strong foundation in business and set the stage for completing the MBA if desired. The MBA can be completed with an additional 3-7 courses depending on the completed stackable certificate(s).