4 + 1 Undergraduates Enrolling in Graduate Courses

Students who have been accepted into one of Buffalo State’s 4+1 pathways that combines undergraduate and graduate study may register for graduate-level courses during their senior year based on department requirements and guidance. A maximum of 12 credit hours (divided between the first and second semester of a student’s senior year) may be taken during the senior year, and students need to maintain academic eligibility throughout the senior year as outlined by the admission requirements into the program. The combined enrollment of undergraduate and graduate courses should not exceed departmental guidelines.

The graduate courses taken in this manner are related to a graduate program of study and will not apply toward an undergraduate degree. The six-year limitation on the completion of the master’s degree program applies to these as well as other credits.