Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Second Baccalaureate Degrees

Second Baccalaureate Degree

Students seeking a second or additional baccalaureate degree must satisfy all requirements for the degree. However, as post-baccalaureate students, they are also subject to additional requirements.

To be eligible for admission as a Second Baccalaureate degree candidate, students must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; 
  • be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended; and
  • have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in their last 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units).

Due to increased enrollment demands, some CSU campuses do not admit second or additional baccalaureate degree applicants.

Degree Requirements

  • Students may elect a regular major or a single field major.
  • No minor is required.
  • Students must satisfy all requirements for the degree.
  • Students must meet all statutory requirements.
  • Students who are undertaking a second baccalaureate degree will be deemed to have met the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) if their first baccalaureate degree is from an institution of higher education accredited by a U. S. regional accreditor. All other candidates must satisfy the GWAR requirement as outlined in the Undergraduate Degree section of this catalog.
  • Students are not eligible for honors.
  • Courses taken as part of a second baccalaureate degree cannot apply to graduate work except as allowed for in the "Enrollment in Graduate Courses by Seniors" policy explained elsewhere in this catalog.

In addition, students must:

  • complete requirements in a discipline other than that in which a previous degree was earned; units from the first degree may not be counted; specific courses may be waived and other courses substituted;
  • receive program approval; requirements must be agreed upon in writing by the department chairperson and kept on file in the department office before 14 units are completed;
  • complete a minimum of 30 units in residence, including 24 units in upper-division courses, which include 12 units in the major;
  • maintain at least a 2.50 grade point average in all courses taken for the degree to remain in good academic standing.