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FastForward Programs at Regis

Earn a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time through Regis University's FastForward Program. Dual degree combinations save you both time and money, giving you the chance to enter the workforce with a head start over your peers.

Interested in pursuing a FastForward dual degree? Contact your academic advisor to learn more.

Save Time

Earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in just five years.

Save Money

Save an average of $9,210* over the course of your education.

Get to Work

Get out of the classroom and get a head start in the workforce.

How It Works 

Instead of completing your undergraduate program before starting on your master's degree, our FastForward dual degree combinations allow you to get a head start on completing a graduate program. Once you reach junior standing (60 or more credit hours), you'll be eligible to enroll in master's-level courses that will also count towards your graduate degree. There's no up-front commitment when you start your bachelor's program at Regis, so you don't have to decide right away – simply talk to your academic advisor if you think a graduate degree might be in your future.

By taking up to four graduate courses during your undergraduate program, you can get an early start on the master's portion of your education and reduce the number of credits required to complete both degrees. This means you complete two degrees in less time, saving on overall tuition costs! 

Traditional Degree Progression

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FastForward Degree Progression

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Qualifying Program Combinations

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Computer and Information Sciences


 

The following undergraduate degrees: Can be combined with the following graduate degrees:
B.S. Computer Science M.S. Data Science
B.S. Computer Information Systems M.S. Information and Cyber Security
B.S. Cybersecurity M.S. Information Technology Management
B.S. Information Technology M.S. Software Engineering

 

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Business

 

The following undergraduate degrees: Can be combined with the following graduate degrees:
B.S. Accounting M.S. Accounting
B.S. Business Administration M.S. Human Resource Management
B.S. Finance M.S. Marketing
B.S. Human Resource Management M.S. Organizational Leadership
M.S. Project Leadership and Management

The MBA program requires professional work experience prior to admittance and can only be combined with the approval from your academic advisor and the appropriate professional work experience. 

 

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Science

 

The following undergraduate degrees: Can be combined with the following graduate degree:
B.S. Biology M.S. Environmental Biology
B.S. Environmental Science

 

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Liberal Arts and Humanities


 

The following undergraduate degree: Can be combined with the following graduate degree:
Any Bachelor of Arts Program Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

The following undergraduate degree: Can be combined with the following graduate degree:
Bachelor of Applied Science with
Management specialization
M.S. Organizational Leadership

The following undergraduate degree: Can be combined with the following graduate degree:
B.S. Criminology M.S. Criminology

 

 

How to Get Started

Step 1: Contact Your Academic Advisor
If you're interested in pursing a FastForward dual degree combination, the first step is contacting your academic advisor. They'll work with you one-on-one to create a customized degree track and make sure you're taking the right classes at the right time. While you don't have to decide right away, we recommend getting in touch with your advisor at the beginning of your junior year to explore your options.

Step 2: Register for Master's Classes 
Once you reach junior standing (60 or more credit hours), you'll be eligible to enroll in master's-level classes. These classes are typically taken during your senior year and will count towards the completion of both your undergraduate and graduate degrees, giving you a head start in your graduate program.  

Step 3: Finish Your Master's Degree 
Once you finish your undergraduate degree, you'll move seamlessly into your graduate program with only your remaining master's requirements left to complete. You'll be automatically admitted to your master's program, and in most cases no additional admissions materials are required.

 

Did You Know?

For most programs, no additional admissions materials are required to start your master's courses - you're automatically admitted to your graduate program. That means no application fees, no admissions essays and no test scores!

If your graduate program requires a background check, some additional admissions materials may be required. 

FastForward FAQs

That's okay! The FastForward program requires no commitment or additional costs - you have until your junior year to decide whether or not you would like to continue on to complete a master's degree. There's no special application process or admissions materials. 

However, if you do think a FastForward program would be right for you, we recommend talking to your academic advisor or admissions counselor as early as possible. This way we can be sure you take the right classes at the right time. 

While enrolled in your undergraduate degree, you will be charged the per-semester undergraduate tuition rate. Graduate-level classes taken during your undergraduate degree are included in this rate. 

Once you have completed your undergraduate degree and are enrolled in your graduate program, tuition will be charged based on the per-credit-hour rate associated with your specific master's program.

We typically require upper-level classes for a graduate degree to be completed at Regis. If you have any college credit that you think may apply to your undergraduate program, be sure to let your admissions counselor know during the undergraduate admissions process. Check out our AP, IB and College Credit page to see what may qualify. 

Any credits taken as part of the undergraduate portion of the FastForward program will still count towards your undergraduate degree. If during this time you decide a master's degree isn't for you, you'll still graduate with a bachelor's degree without having to re-take any courses. 

*Average cost savings is calculated based on the average reduction in credit hours required to complete a graduate degree multiplied by the average per-credit-hour tuition rate of qualified graduate degree programs. Actual cost savings will vary based on program selection.
The FastForward programs allows for 9-12 credit hours to be applied to a graduate degree, with a maximum of four courses.
Automatic admission is granted pending satisfactory academic progress and good standing throughout your undergraduate program.