UCLA has this thing called Scholar's Program, in which one can obtain both his/her bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years. From UCLA's Math Department Website http://www.math.ucla.edu/ugrad/scholpr.shtml My question, I guess, would be should I do this thing if I decide to go to UCLA? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this? If I continue on to my doctoral degree, would other institutions see this as a plus or a minus? My primary main concern is that other schools might think that I rushed into getting my degree, therefore not being able to take other classes that would help me greatly.