Bachelor By Correspondence Course Degree Earn, How To Earn A Second B Degree?
Q: Can someone explain how you go about getting a second degree on top of a previous degree? Say you already have a B.
A: in communications from Joe Smith University -
Now you want to apply to Jane Doe University to get a BSc in Chemistry.
Would you be required to complete the whole 120 hour - 4 year chemistry
program at Jane Doe?
Do you only have to take the balance of course work between the two degree
How does this work?
I often see multiple degrees on business cards, adn just dont understnad how
they could do it!
A:In my case, all the general education credits (freshman comp, humanities, social science, natural science) that I took for my first degree transferred to the second, and all that was left to do was the coursework in the second major. Policies toward second degrees differ among schools. Some will not grant them at all, some won't grant them in subject areas that are closely related to the first major, most have residency requirements (i.e. limits on how many credits may be transferred to any given program.) Having read some of the inane resposnes to your question, it's obviously time for me to step in, pass off some piss-ant at-tee-tude, and give you the right answers. First, many people who show two bachelor's degrees on their resume (or business cards - which, I assume, are not American business cards, since Americans generally don't list the bachelor's degree after one's name) received them both at the same time by doing a double major. If the majors are structured appropriately, you can earn both a B.
A: and B.S. at the same time. Second, if you are determined to earn a second bachelor's degree and are seeking to do so nontraditionally, check out the "big three" - Charter Oak State College, Regents College, and Thomas Edison State College. All three will grant a bachelor's degree to a person who already holds one. In some cases, the degree must be sufficiently different - say, if you have a B.
A: , you can earn a B.S. but not another B.
A: Edison, incidentally, actually has a section in their catalog (their full catalog, not their abbreviated viewbook) that addresses the criteria for a second bachelor's. Now, assuming you choose a different institution from the one where you earned your first degree, you will generally have to complete between 30 and 36 credits to cover your major, plus make up any core courses required by the second school that you did not take at the first. Which brings up the key question: Why bother? Face it, stud muffin, if you're gonna bust your huzzangas to earn at least 30 more credits (and probably more), why not just go for a more valuable master's degree? Most master's degrees are between 30 and 36 credits in length (not including those in some professional fields such as counseling, which currently range between 48 and 60 credits), thus you can take the same number of courses and end up with a master's instead of a second bachelors. Hell, my own M.
A: was only 30 credits long (although Vermont College at Norwich University, my M.
A: alma mater, has since implemented a 36-credit standard). You can still do an M.
A: with 30 credits at Goddard (unless they've changed it since I last checked), not to mention the 30-credit M.
A: in Humanities from California State University at Dominguez Hills, the only one that is available on a *totally* external basis.