If you have already received a bachelor’s degree from UMGC or another approved institution, you can broaden your education by earning a second bachelor’s degree with a different major. However, you may not earn a second bachelor’s degree with a double major.

You may not earn a second degree in general studies and may not obtain a second associate degree within the second bachelor's degree.

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.

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

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

You need to be aware of what is entailed in earning a second bachelor’s degree. Before beginning work or considering nontraditional options toward a second degree, consult a UMGC academic advisor. Advisors will be glad to explain the requirements for a second bachelor’s degree and clarify its limitations.