Multiple Degrees, Majors, Concentrations, and Certificates

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 general education and Bible/theology requirements associated with the degree declared.
  4. Complete the specific requirements associated with the degree declared.
  5. Complete two-thirds of the major courses within the second bachelor degree program at OCU.
  6. Meet the residency requirement.
  7. If the original bachelor’s has already been conferred by OCU, must reapply for admission and enter under the respective catalog.  Completion will result in eligibility to participate in commencement.

Obtaining a Second Major

Students can obtain a second major while completing their degree with their originally declared major.  Second majors are fully different programs (e.g., a Business major and a Psychology major). The following conditions apply:

  1. Complete the specific requirements of the original major declared.
  2. Complete two-thirds of the major courses within the second major’s 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., Business major with concentrations in Business Management as well as Organizational Leadership).  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.

Obtaining Certificate(s)

Students can obtain certificate(s) in a separate discipline area while completing their degree with their originally declared major and concentration.  Certificates are earned in an area that is not formally associated with the originally declared major and concentration (e.g., Business major with a concentration in Business Management and a certificate in Counseling).  The following conditions apply:

  1. Complete the specific requirements of all certificates declared.
  2. All of the courses within the additional certificates must be completed at OCU.
  3. Must 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.