PRP 3627 - Second Baccalaureate Degree

PRP 3627 - Second Baccalaureate Degree

ISSUED BY: James K. Krause, Ed.D., Interim Provost and Senior 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. Revised by BUCC 10/5/2017. Presented to University Forum 10/26/2016.

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 a minimum of 30 additional credits, regardless of the number of credits completed for the first degree
(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.

All 30 credits must be taken either at Bloomsburg University or at a PASSHE institution under Board of Governors Policy 1991-03-A – Visiting Student Program.

For graduation honors criteria- Refer to PRP 3640-Academic Distinction.