Second Degree Completion Requirements

A Review of Second Degree Policies at Institutions within a Regent System

Topics: Academic Planning, Academic Affairs, Prior Learning Assessment, Degree Completion Programs, Program Market Research

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This report explores second degree completion policies at institutions operating within a regent system. It compares institutional autonomy to design policies across regent systems as well as policies and practices regarding general education requirements, credit for life experience, and institutional preference towards earning two degrees of the same type (e.g., Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science).

Research Questions

  • What are the curricular requirements for a second bachelor’s degree at other institutions?
  • To what extent does related coursework, such as general education, transfer towards a second degree?
  • Are policies specific to each institution or maintained at a system level?