[TACRAO] Listserv Hours in Residence for Second Degree

Mancone Fisher, Nichole Ann nichole.manconefisher at uta.edu
Fri Sep 7 09:39:27 CDT 2018


Hi Amy,

Here is UTA's information on multiple degrees:

While a student should carefully consider with an academic advisor if obtaining multiple undergraduate degrees is necessary for a given career path, it is possible for students to earn more than one undergraduate degree under the certain conditions and limitations.
DOUBLE MAJOR
A student who fulfills the specified requirements for two different majors under a single degree, simultaneously prior to graduation, completes a double major.  For example, a student may complete a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - both B.A. degrees - or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology - both B.S. degrees. Prerequisite and field of study courses are required to complete both majors.
When applying for graduation, a student should note on the application that he/she will be completing an additional major. One diploma is issued and both majors are recorded on a student's transcript and diploma. Also, upon graduation, a student can attend multiple commencement ceremonies if the majors span across different colleges, though both majors are announced at any ceremony and college-specific policies apply for each ceremony.
DUAL DEGREE
A student who fulfills the specified requirements for two different majors from different degrees, simultaneously prior to graduation, will complete a dual degree.  For example, a student may complete a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations - a B.S. degree and a B.A. degree.  The student must complete a minimum additional 30 credit hours beyond the degree plan with the greater required credit hours and also complete all prerequisite and field of study courses for both degrees.
Upon graduation, the student must complete two graduation applications (one application for each degree) and pay the processing fee for each degree. Upon graduation a student can attend multiple commencement ceremonies if the majors span across different colleges, though both degrees are announced at any ceremony and college-specific policies apply for each ceremony.
SECOND BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
A student who earns a bachelor degree subsequent to receiving the first bachelor degree will complete a second baccalaureate degree.  The student must complete at least 30 credit hours in residence, above and beyond the minimum number of hours to complete the first degree.  One diploma is issued and the new degree is added to the student's transcript.

Nichole

Nichole Mancone Fisher, Ed.D.
Registrar
817-272-3275

From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu <tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> On Behalf Of McGilvray, Amy
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:03 PM
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Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Hours in Residence for Second Degree

Good Evening, Everyone!

Below is UMHB's residency requirement for a second degree.  For those institutions that will issue a second degree, what (if any) is the residency requirement for the second degree?

Students seeking a second degree from the University must fulfill all requirements for the second degree, including the core curriculum, as well as complete additional semester hours in residence equal to one-fourth of the total semester hours required for the second degree.  As most degrees require 124 total semester hours, the additional semester hours in residence typically would be 31 semester hours.  These additional semester hours in residence must be distinct from the first degree.  In other words, the additional semester hours in residence for the second degree cannot be counted toward any requirements for the first degree. These guidelines apply to students who are seeking two degrees concurrently and alumni returning for a second degree.

Amy McGilvray '93, MBA '97
Registrar
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
UMHB Box 8425
900 College Street
Belton TX 76513
254-295-5077 (Office)
254-295-5052 (Fax)

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