Wilkes University

Second Baccalaureate Degree

Students who hold a bachelor's degree with a major in one discipline from Wilkes University or another regionally accredited institution may earn a second baccalaureate degree at Wilkes by completing a major in another discipline, provided the following conditions are met.

  • Candidates for the second degree must earn at least thirty (30) credits at Wilkes beyond those required for the first degree.
  • Candidates for the second degree must meet all of the Wilkes University requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Individuals already holding a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States will be considered exempt from the Wilkes General Education Curriculum for the purpose of seeking a second bachelor's degree.
  • Wilkes students may graduate with two baccalaureate degrees simultaneously, but they must complete thirty (30) credits beyond the requirements for the first degree in order to be eligible for the second degree at the time of graduation.

If students choose to return to the University to earn a second degree, they must complete the requirements for the additional major beyond any majors earned during the pursuit of the first degree.