Completing Multiple Programs

Obtaining a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Please note: A master’s degree is often more advantageous than a second baccalaureate degree.

Students who hold an earned baccalaureate degree from OCU, or another regionally- or ABHE-accredited institution may earn a second bachelor’s degree by earning a minimum of thirty (30) additional credit hours from OCU, and completing all requirements associated with the second bachelor’s degree program, including the residency requirement.

Students returning to OCU after earning a bachelor’s degree must apply for readmission and enter under the catalog in effect at the time of readmission.

Students holding a baccalaureate degree from a non-accredited school may transfer course work toward the second degree under the guidelines for transfer from non-accredited schools.

Obtaining a Second Major

Students may earn multiple majors as part of a Bachelor's degree by completing the specific requirements of each program, including the residency requirement. Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree will follow the guidelines above for earning a second bachelor’s degree.

Obtaining Additional Concentrations

Students can add additional concentrations to a degree program by completing the specific requirements of each concentration. Additional concentrations must be within the same major (e.g., Psychology major with concentrations in General Psychology as well as Research). If the degree under which the new concentration is earned has already been awarded, students must apply for readmission, and meet the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of readmission. Completion will result in notation on transcript. The student will not be issued an additional diploma or participate in a graduation ceremony.