Academic Catalog

Second Baccalaureate Degree Program

This program is designed for persons who already have a bachelor’s degree in one subject area from another institution and would like to gain expertise in another subject area. Students who have earned a Benedictine University bachelor’s degree will not be eligible for this program.

Students interested in this program must apply for admission to the University and submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities in which they were previously enrolled. Students must complete all coursework on the second degree within seven years of admission to the program. Students must complete one Interdisciplinary Seminar (IDS) 2000-level course in addition to the requirements of their degree program. All general education requirements including co-curricular requirements are met by completion of their first bachelor’s degree. Students must be enrolled in at least one course per term. External credit may be counted toward the program requirements, if appropriate, as determined by each department. However, at least 12 semester credit hours of 3000-level or above courses must be completed at Benedictine University. Second Degree students must meet the standard residency requirement of at least 30 semester credit hours completed at Benedictine University. Applicability of courses taken as a student-at-large prior to admission to the Second Baccalaureate Degree Program will be determined upon initial evaluation.  Refer to the Academic Programs page for disallowed double major and minor combinations.