4 plus 1

Earn your bachelor's degree and master's degree in 5 years

Herpetology-applied biological sciences

Save time, tuition and easily transition into grad school with our accelerated master's degree programs known as 4+1 degrees.

Sharing 12 credit hours across the undergraduate major and graduate program, you earn your master’s in one year rather than two.

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required but there is no entry exam. You apply for the program after you have completed at least 75 credit-hours.

This option is available for the:

4+1 Leading to the MS in Applied Biological Sciences
---any of the five concentrations within the applied biological sciences major at ASU Polytechnic campus: natural resource ecology, preveterinary medicine, applied biological sciences, secondary education, and sustainable horticulture.

4+1 Leading to the MS in Integrative Social Science
---any of the three social science majors at ASU Polytechnic campus: integrative social science; political science; and science, technology and society.

4+1 Leading to the Thunderbird Master of Global Management
---combined with the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' undergraduate major in general studies 

4+1 Leading to the MS in Organizational Leadership
---combine with any of these College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' undergraduate degrees:

  • BA in English  
  • BA in History  
  • BA in Liberal Studies  
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies  
  • BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Studies)  
  • BA in Organizational Leadership  
  • BA in Organizational Leadership (Project Management)  

Students share OGL 520, OGL 530 and OGL 540 as well as one elective across the undergraduate degree and the MS in Organizational Leadership. Meet with a CISA academic adviser to learn about how and when to apply!  


Undergrad major in Integrative Social Science

Students in the science lab