Your path to a new career or focus starts with a second degree. Whether you're making a career change or supplementing your experience, if you've already received a bachelor's degree from University of Maryland University College 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.

To earn a second bachelor's degree, you need to complete at least 30 credits through UMUC after completing your first degree. The combined credit in both degrees must add up to at least 150 credits.

Admissions counselors can explain the requirements for a second bachelor's degree and help you decide if it's the right path for you.

How It Works

  • You must complete all requirements for the major. If any of these requirements were satisfied in the previous degree, the remainder necessary to complete the minimum 30 credits of new courses should be satisfied with courses related to the major.
  • For purposes of determining which major requirements apply, the applicable date is the date you started coursework at UMUC after being admitted into the second undergraduate degree program.
  • As with other degrees, continuous enrollment at UMUC is required.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses taken through UMUC is required for graduation.
  • To qualify for academic honors in a second bachelor's degree, you must complete at least 45 new credits through UMUC with the requisite grade point average.
  • You cannot earn a second bachelor's degree with a double major.
  • You cannot earn a second degree in general studies.
  • Except for the accounting degree, which has a mandatory minor, you cannot obtain a minor in the second degree.
  • You must have received your first bachelor's degree to be eligible to begin the second.
  • You must submit an official transcript showing that you were awarded your first bachelor's degree in order to be considered for admission to a second bachelor's degree program. If you earned your first bachelor's degree at UMUC, you do not need to submit official transcripts, but your record needs to indicate that you were awarded your first degree.