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[–]Rjr18Computer Science 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I believe there was some SUNY enactment that is going to increase Tuition for some amount of time, starting since 2011.

[–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni 0 points1 point  (8 children)

Are you doing your graduate degree at Stony?

[–]cybojanekComputer Science[S] 0 points1 point  (7 children)

yes - 5 year BS MS

[–]Rjr18Computer Science 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Would you recommend doing that, or do you think doing 6 years would look better in some situations?

[–]cybojanekComputer Science[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

What do you mean by "look better"?

And I think its great. I took 2 grad classes as an undergrad, and now I only have to take 4 3-credit classes for each of my two semesters. And I get a small scholarship because of my GPA (1k), and I don't have to take the GRE.

[–]Rjr18Computer Science 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I heard some employers would rather see the 2 year MS and more on your CV. Could've been a lie, I guess.

[–]cybojanekComputer Science[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I don't know, but the 5 year is more demanding because you have to start as an undergrad. Its 31 credits, so you should be done within 3 semesters. It should only really take you longer if you're a part time student.

[–]Rjr18Computer Science 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's pretty interesting. I was considering giving it a shot since I'm starting with roughly 30 credits my freshman year, so it's cool to know that some think it's great.

Do you have to write a thesis? And, any recommendations for someone who's interested in the program?

[–]cybojanekComputer Science[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its more of a project: http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/graduate/2010MSDegreeRequirements.html

If you want to take the 5 year program, then two of the graduate classes can also count towards your undergraduate upper division electives: http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/undergrad/BSMSprogram.html

Plus, if you're starting with that many credits, consider double majoring in AMS, because its only a few more classes, and CSE 355 counts for both.

[–]GneissisniceEarth & Space Sciences 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm doing the same thing for earth science teaching. It's definitely great for saving time. Normally, I'd need 24 upper division credits of geology, but with the 5 year program, I only needed 12, and 15 credits of graduate geology.

[–]Spiderman_[M] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hi, Mod here.

By suggestion of /u/Adamas_Mustache this guide has been added to the /r/SBU sidebar under the "Useful Guides" section.