Second Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A post-baccalaureate student who holds a recognized Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution may pursue a Program leading to a second Bachelor’s Degree in approved majors. The major may not be the same as the previously awarded Degree. All students are urged to consult with a Department advisor to determine whether a second Bachelor’s Degree or a Graduate Program best meets their needs. For second Bachelor’s Degree admission requirements, see Admissions and Records website.

CSUN Graduates:

Students seeking a second Bachelor’s Degree from CSUN, after having received a Baccalaureate Degree from the University, must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 24 Upper Division units in residence at CSUN since completion of the most recent Degree, of which at least 12 Upper Division units in residence must be in the major. Completion of the major may require more than 12 units;
  2. Complete the Upper Division writing proficiency requirement. Note: Second Bachelor’s students in the Nursing Major do not need to complete the Upper Division writing proficiency requirement;
  3. Complete all units required in the major. Graduate-level courses (600-level) may not be applied toward second Bachelor’s Degree requirements, nor can coursework taken to meet the second Bachelor’s Degree apply toward a Master’s Degree;
  4. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major and 2.0 in all units attempted at CSUN since the awarding of the last Degree; and
  5. File an undergraduate application for graduation and diploma.

Transfer Graduates:

Students seeking a second Bachelor’s Degree from CSUN, after having received a baccalaureate degree from another accredited institution, must:

  1. Complete at least 30 units in residence at CSUN since completion of the first Bachelor’s Degree, including 24 Upper Division units in residence and at least 12 Upper Division units in residence in the major. Completion of the major may require more than 12 units;
  2. Complete the Upper Division writing proficiency requirement. Note: Second Bachelor’s students in the Nursing Major do not need to complete the Upper Division Writing Proficiency requirement;
  3. Complete all units required in the major. Graduate-level courses (600-level) may not be applied toward second Bachelor’s Degree requirements, nor can coursework taken to meet the second Bachelor’s Degree apply toward a Master’s Degree;
  4. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major and 2.0 in all units attempted at CSUN since the awarding of the last Degree; and
  5. File an undergraduate application for graduation and diploma.

Related Topics

Applying for a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Second Bachelor’s Honors at Graduation