The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a special five-year program that makes it possible for qualified students to complete the requirements for the BS degree and the MS degree in five years. During the first three years, the course work under this program is the same as that specified for students in the four-year bachelor program. In the junior year, students with at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average may be admitted into the BS/MS program. Those students can take three or four graduate-level courses in their senior year, which may be counted for both the undergraduate and the graduate degrees. This gives them a nine to twelve credit head start on their MS program in Chemical or Energy Engineering, which normally can be completed in the fifth year.