Accelerated Master’s for incoming first-year students

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Does it work for you?

The Accelerated Master’s for incoming first-year students (formerly called “3+1”) is a course schedule that capitalizes on your advanced high school coursework, including

Using these credits can help you earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years.

Do you have a New American University Scholarship?

Your New American University Scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters. If you start ASU with enough credits to be considered a sophomore (approximately 18 to 24 credits), you can use the final three-to-four semesters to integrate bachelor’s and master’s degree studies as part of your Accelerated Master’s.

Earn more with a master’s degree

As an Accelerated Master’s graduate, you cultivate the high-value employability skills that top global brands seek out. Also, starting salaries for engineers with a master’s degree can be $9,000 to $15,000 higher than for those who have a bachelor’s degree alone.*

*Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Winter 2017 Salary Survey

Ready?

Get started by contacting your advisor

Accelerated Master’s for incoming first-year students are fully constructed course schedule that capitalizes on your AP credits, IB credits or dual-enrollment courses, and is available for select degree programs. To find out how to participate, contact your school’s advising team.

Not eligible for this path?

Our Accelerated Master’s option for undergraduate students may be another option.

Speak with your academic advisor on how to accelerate and they will assist in customizing a plan that works for you. Classes are subject to change.

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Courses and how to earn credit

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Options for the major you want

For each of the majors below, expand the toggle to see recommended courses and get started planning your Accelerated Master’s program.

Note: Accelerated degree schedules may include summer classes, which are not included in the New American University Scholarship.

Key

AET = Accelerate Engineering and Technology
AP = Advanced Placement
APD = ASU Prep Digital
CI = Cambridge International Exam
DE = Dual Enrollment
EA = Earned Admission
EFT = ASU Engineering Fast Track
IB = International Baccalaureate

Aerospace Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • OR CHM 114 (APD, EFT, AET, EA)
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
Biomedical Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA) or ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
Chemical Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
Civil Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA) or ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)
Computer Science
  • ENG 101 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • LAB SCI***
  • LAB SCI***
    • ***8 hours must be from the same subject area (or discipline):
    • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE); BIO 182 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE); CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • PHY 121/122 (APD, DE); PHY 131/132 (DE only)
    • GLG 101/103 (DE only); GLG 102/104 (DE only); GLG 110/111 (DE only)
Computer Systems Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • LAB SCI
    • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE) and BIO 182 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
Construction Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, AET, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, EA, DE)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA) or ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)
  • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
Electrical Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • ENG 102 (APD, EA)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • PHY 121 (APD, DE)
  • PHY 122 (APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • OR CHM 114 (APD, EFT, AET, EA)
  • CSE 100 (CI, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA) or ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)

 

Engineering Management
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 114 (APD, EFT, AET, EA)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
Environmental and Resource Management
  • ENG 101  (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE) and BIO 182 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • MAT 210 (APD, EA)
  • Statistics (AP, APD)
  • PHY 111 (AP, CI, IB)
  • PHY 113 (AP, CI, IB)
Environmental Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE)
  • CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA) or ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)
Graphic Information Technology
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or SG  (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • MAT 170 (CI, APD, EA)
  • PSY 101  (AP, CI, IB, APD)
Human Systems Engineering
  • ENG 101  (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or SG  (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • HU (AP, APD, CI, DE, IB)
  • MAT 170 (CI, APD, EA)
  • PSY 101 (AP, CI, IB, APD)
  • CIS 105 (APD, EA)
  • Statistics (AP, APD)
  • HSE 101 (APD)
Industrial Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • OR CHM 114 (APD, EFT, AET, EA)
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
Informatics
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB) or MAT 210 (APD, EA)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or SG (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
Information Technology
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CSE 110 (AP, EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • MAT 210 (APD, EA)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or SG  (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • Statistics (AP, APD)
  • PSY 101  (AP, CI, IB, APD)
Materials Science and Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    •  OR CHM 114 (APD, EFT, EA)
  • BIO 181 (if taking CHM 114 only)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, EA, DE)
Mechanical Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • OR CHM 114 (APD, EFT, AET, EA)
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
Software Engineering
  • ENG 101 (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • CSE 110 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • MAT 265 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or MAT 270 (AP, CI, IB)
  • MAT 266 (APD, DE) or MAT 271 (AP, CI)
  • SB (AP, CI, IB , APD, EA, DE)
  • HU (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA, DE)
  • FSE 100 (APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • LAB SCI
    • BIO 181 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE) and BIO 182 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • CHM 113 (AP, CI, IB, DE) and CHM 116 (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
    • PHY 121/122 (APD, DE); PHY 131/132 (DE only)
    • GLG 101/103; GLG 102/104, or GLG 110/111 (DE only)
Technological Entrepreneurship and Management
  • ENG 101  (EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB) or ACT score for ENG 105 eligibility
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE)
  • SQ (AP, CI, IB, APD, EFT, AET, EA, DE) or SG  (AP, CI, IB, APD, DE)
  • SB (AP, EFT, AET, APD, CI, DE, IB)
  • HU (AP, APD, CI, DE, IB)
  • MAT 210 ( APD, EA)
  • PSY 101 (AP, CI, IB, APD)
  • Statistics (AP, APD)
  • ECN 211 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)
  • ECN 212 (AP, CI, IB, APD, EA)