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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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4+1 program

Two degrees, five years, incredible opportunities

Our 4+1 program offers you a unique opportunity to obtain your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years. In addition to getting a jump start on completing both degrees, the program will also save you money. Up to nine credits of graduate course work will count toward your undergraduate and graduate degree.

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The 4+1 Program is specifically for certain full-time undergraduate and graduate program combinations which include:

Students with the BS majors listed above may be admitted to the 4+1 Program upon completion of their junior year. Requirements include:

  • Have senior status by the time they commence the 4+1 Program
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher after completion of junior year

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Our 4+1 program is offered by multiple colleges with varying requirements. Contact us if you have any questions about the degrees in their programs.

College of Education

Information Systems Programs

Health Programs

Computer & Cyber Science Programs