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Joint Program in Business and Computer Science

A new joint degree program, Bachelor of Science in Business and Computer Science, provides an integrated educational experience with the Olin Business School and the McKelvey School of Engineering. The objective is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and perspective of computer science and business, and the unique opportunities created by combining them.

To Apply for the Joint Program in Business and Computer Science

  • Submit a Common Application or Coalition Application for admission to the Class of 2023.
  • Indicate an interest in the Joint Degree Program in Business and Computer Science on the application.
  • Applications are due November 1 for Early Decision I, January 2 for Early Decision II, and January 2 for Regular Decision.

For more information, visit the Joint Program in Business and Computer Science website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply for the Joint Program in Business and Computer Science?
If you are interested at earning a dual degree at the intersection of business and computer science, you should consider applying for the Joint Program. Students accepted to the Joint Program will explore the synergy between the two professional schools and combine the skills and knowledge of both academic disciplines.

What is the difference between the Joint Program and having two majors?
This dual degree is a formalized joint program with defined degree requirements including both academic disciplines. This program also offers special programming and connections to resources across the Olin Business School and McKelvey School of Engineering.

Should I do the Joint Program or pursue two majors or two degrees?
WashU offers undergraduate students many options to pursue multiple interests. Which combination you choose is entirely dependent on your interests and ultimate goals. The Joint Program option offers students the opportunity for both Business and Computer Science to be integrated into one dual degree program.

Can I be in the Joint Program and also pursue a second major?
Because of the requirements and structure of this dual degree program, students in the Joint Program are unable to pursue second majors.

What if I want to change my major?
Should you decide to change your major, you would follow the same process as other WashU students, including meeting with advisors from both the current and proposed program.

Is this an accelerated program? Will it take me longer to graduate?
The Joint Degree program is structured to be completed in 4 years (8 semesters).

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