Whether you're making a career change or supplementing your experience, if you've already received a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland Global Campus or another regionally accredited school, you can broaden your education by earning a second bachelor's degree in as little as a year's time.

Admissions advisors can explain the requirements for a second bachelor's degree and help you decide if it's the right path for you. The general studies major may not be selected as a second bachelor's degree.

How It Works

  • You must have received the first bachelor's degree to be eligible to begin a second.

  • For a second bachelor's degree, you need to complete at least 30 new credits through UMGC after completing the first degree. The combined credit in both degrees must add up to at least 150 credits.

  • You may not earn a second bachelor's degree with a double major; a second degree in general studies; or a second associate degree within the second bachelor's degree.

  • To qualify for academic honors in a second bachelor's degree, you must complete at least 30 new credits through UMGC with the required grade point average.

  • You must complete all requirements for the major. All course prerequisites apply.

  • If any major requirements were satisfied in the previous degree, the remainder necessary to complete the minimum 30 credits of new coursework should be satisfied with courses related to the major.

  • For purposes of determining what major requirements apply, the applicable date is the date you started coursework at UMGC after being admitted into the second undergraduate degree program.

  • As with other degrees, continuous enrollment at UMGC is required.

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses taken through UMGC is required for graduation.