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Second Bachelor's Degree


A student who has received one bachelor's degree from Illinois State University (or from another college or university accredited for baccalaureate degrees by the appropriate regional accrediting association) may receive a second bachelor's degree at Illinois State.

How to Apply

A student applying into a second bachelor's program should complete an undergraduate application for admission.

Many programs have required and recommended courses and minimum GPA requirements. Please review the program requirements for your intended major before you apply.

Major Requirements


The program of study completed for the second degree must include at least 32 semester hours of coursework taken after the granting of the first degree, of which 30 semester hours must be taken in residence at Illinois State. At least 24 of the 32 semester hours taken toward the second degree must be senior college level.

Educator Licensure Only

A student who has already received a bachelor’s degree may pursue additional study to complete teacher licensure requirements at Illinois State.

Licensure Requirements