Double Dawgs BS + MS: School of Chemical, Materials & Biomedical Engineering

The Double Dawgs Program enables students to pursue dual BS-MS degrees with the opportunity to complete both programs in five years.

The School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering offers the following Double Dawgs options:

  • Biological Engineering – BS-MS
  • Biochemical Engineering – BS-MS

To be considered for the Pathway the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application and meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed a minimum of 63 credit hours towards their B.S. degree.
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose indicating their research interests and career goals
  • Provide three letters of reference. One letter must be from a faculty member within the School of CMB indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (Senior Year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit his/her time to helping the student start their graduate program and give advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.
  • Demonstration of research experience is desirable.

During Senior Year

  • Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program.
  • Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.
  • Students will apply for admission to the MS program..

At the End of Senior Year

  • If this graduate program does not meet their needs, students may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

Pathways Application Process

  1. Complete online application
  2. Email the following items as a single PDF document using “Pathway Application (Your Last Name)” in the subject line to
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation including the letter of support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in Master’s Thesis Research.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA Graduate School to complete the MS portion of the program. See the College of Engineering’s graduate admissions webpage for application deadlines.

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