Scholars Programs/Different Opportunities?

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As an incoming college freshman in the Fall of 2011, I've been given various options and various paths to take. I'll be attending Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

My first option is a Scholars Program, which offers me two unique choices: a 4-year Masters/Bachelors Program, and a 4-year dual bachelor's program. To me, completing two degrees in four years seems like tons of work, and I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle it. However, it seems like far too good of an opportunity to just pass up. I talked to somebody in the program who is now a Senior, and she carried around 21-23 credits a year - along with summer courses. Again, I'm still in high school, so I do not really know how intense my courses will be, so I figured that I would ask for opinions. There is also a 5-year Masters/Bachelors program in which you get your bachelor's normally, in four years, and then complete all of the work for your Master's in a fifth year.

I'm simply asking for various opinions, what you think may be the best choice, etc. I do not know what will look best for future employers...any input will be much appreciated! Thank you in advance!
 

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Definitely don't do the 4 year/2 bachelor's degree program. What a waste of effort.
 
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Yeah, I talked to some of my teachers and they said it would be a waste, too. They said that having dual degrees won't really make a difference.

I'm kind of leaning towards the 5 year Master's program...it just seems so much more reasonable than trying to do it all in only 4 years.
 

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