Double Dawgs: School of Chemical, Materials and 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

For Fall 2017, students will be allowed to apply prior to the start of the Fall semester per the schedule deadlines. Thereafter, students should apply for the BS/MS program on or before the annual Spring semester Deadline. 

To be considered for the dual degree pathway the student must submit a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

  • Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
  • Students must have a minimum of 63 credit hours completed towards their B.S. degree. 
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose indicating their research interests and career goals
  • Provide three letters of reference. One of the letters 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 their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them 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 their 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.

At the end of the Students Senior Year:

  • If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

What Students Need to Apply:

The following items should be emailed to Margaret Sapp as PDF documents using “Pathway Application (Your Last Name)” in the subject line.

  • Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • 3 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 be admitted to the UGA graduate school. The previously submitted application will be considered along with their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL).