Multiple Degrees, Majors, and Concentrations

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Obtaining a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students can obtain a second bachelor’s degree. It is not generally in the best interest of students to do so as a master’s degree will usually be more advantageous. The following conditions apply:

1. An earned baccalaureate degree from an institution that holds regional or ABHE accreditation.

2. Earn a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours beyond the first degree.

3. Complete all the requirements associated with the second bachelor’s degree program at OCU.

4. Meet the residency requirement.

5. If the original bachelor’s has already been conferred by OCU, must reapply for admission and enter under the respective catalog.

Obtaining a Second Major

Students can obtain a second major while completing their degree with their originally declared major. The following conditions apply:

1. Complete the specific requirements of the original major declared.

2. Complete the specific requirements of the second major program at OCU.

3. Meet the residency requirement.

4. If the original degree has already been conferred by OCU, must reapply for admission and enter under the respective catalog. Completion will result in notation on transcript only.

Obtaining Additional Concentrations

Students can obtain additional concentrations while completing their degree with their originally declared major and concentration. Additional concentrations must be within the same major (e.g., Psychology major with concentrations in General Psychology as well as Research). The following conditions apply:

1. Complete the specific requirements of all concentrations declared.

2. Complete all of the courses within the additional concentrations at OCU.

3. Meet the residency requirement.

4. If the original degree has already been conferred by OCU, must reapply for admission and enter under the respective catalog. Completion will result in notation on transcript only.