A student working towards a second baccalaureate degree is one who has already earned a bachelor’s degree and is not working toward a graduate degree, but who takes graduate or undergraduate courses for credit toward a second undergraduate degree.
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- Complete the application for admission and submit the nonrefundable application fee.
- Indicate that you are pursuing a second degree on the application form.
- Meet the minimum GPA as required for full admission into the upper division program for the second degree.
- Submit official transcripts from previously attended regionally accredited institutions. Coursework that applies to the second degree must be reviewed. Majors with additional admission requirements may require a review of the entire transcript.
Additional Requirements to Earn the Degree:
- Depending on the university, students will be expected to complete a minimum number of credit hours (perhaps as many as 30 hours) in upper division courses (numbered 3000 – 4000).
- Complete, without exception, the requirements for the major and minor appropriate for the new degree as determined by the department in which the second baccalaureate degree is sought.
- Earn at last a 2.00 GPA on all coursework attempted in meeting the requirements for the second degree.
- Always consult the institution’s Bulletin/Catalog for the most current information on admission policies, procedures and credentials which are subject to change without notification.
- Full-time distance learning students are exempt from submitting proof of immunization documentation as required by the Tennessee Department of Health.