Kristina is pursuing a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Math. She has studied in Oxford and has Co-op'ed at several places. She has served as the Treasurer of Theta Tau and has also been involved with APES and Tau Beta Pi. Lastly, she is a member of the Student Advisory Board for the CS Department.
The reason SMU appealed to me was because I heard about the 4+1 program. This program was extremely exciting for me because it would allow me to finish my masters degree in only one year after I finished my four years of undergrad. Hence the name 4+1.
This essentially allows me to get my masters degree in half the time so that I can quickly enter the professional world and start earning money. Not to mention SMU will help pay for your masters degree if you prove to have a solid GPA by the time you graduate.
You are probably wondering how this works, so I will explain. While you are still an undergrad you can apply for the 4+1 program. If you are admitted then that means you can start taking classes during your senior year which would count for both your undergraduate degree and your masters degree. It's that simple, and it saves you a ton of time and effort. So who wouldn't want to take advantage of this awesome program?