Question by WhisperGirl: What does “five-year integrated undergraduate and graduate program” mean?
I was looking on http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/education/ug/outline.html and saw “These five undergraduate programs will enable students to continue these same programs on an advanced level in the Graduate School, in what will eventually become a special five-year integrated undergraduate and graduate program.”

So, what does this mean?
In addition to these three courses of study, five specialized courses of study were established in 2004 with the aim of preparing graduates who can enter their respective job markets with highly specialized skills. These five courses are Japanese-language Education, English-language Education, Language Information Engineering , International Communication, and International Cooperation. These five undergraduate programs will enable students to continue these same programs on an advanced level in the Graduate School, in what will eventually become a special five-year integrated undergraduate and graduate program.

Best answer:

Answer by Splendid Irony
In your fifth year you’ll be taking graduate level courses. Eventually, when it’s all set up, that program will get you a BA and a Masters in 5 years.

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One thought on “What does “five-year integrated undergraduate and graduate program” mean?”

  1. It means that the undergraduate course will be a “perfect match” for the Masters.

    If that university normally does 4 years for the Bachelors and 2 years for the Masters, it means that one years-worth of courses will count towards both degrees.

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