PRP 3627 - Second Baccalaureate Degree

PRP 3627 - Second Baccalaureate Degree

ISSUED BY: James Matta, Ph.D., Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


NOTES: Approved by CCAA, 3/31/82. Accepted by the Representative Assembly, 5/5/82. Amended at BUCC 4/26/95. Presented at the University Forum September 20, 1995. Revisions approved at BUCC 4/18/01. Presented to University Forum May 2, 2001. Revised by BUCC January 29, 2003. Presented to the University Forum February 5, 2003. Revised by BUCC September 15, 2004. Reported to the University Forum September 22, 2004.

An individual can earn a second baccalaureate degree upon earning a minimum of 150 credits and the completion of all major requirements for two programs of study. This can be achieved in one of three ways:

  • (1) by completing the two programs at Bloomsburg University simultaneously;
  • (2) after having been awarded a baccalaureate at Bloomsburg University by completing a second program of study and additional credits to total at least 150 credit hours earned at Bloomsburg University;
  • (3) after having been awarded a baccalaureate degree at another accredited college or university by completing a second program of study and at least 30 additional credit hours at Bloomsburg University.

If a particular course is required in both degree programs, it cannot be credited as part of the 30 semester hour requirement for completion of the second degree.

Courses used to meet program of study requirements are subject to review by the department after an interval of five years. In particular, after five years a student may be required to repeat courses in the program of study or not be allowed to apply previously completed courses toward the program of study for the second degree.