Students who have earned a baccalaureate, graduate or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university may matriculate at Charter Oak State College to pursue a second bachelor's degree, but not an associate degree, with the permission of the Director of Admissions.
The second degree must be in a different field of study from the first one. To seek approval to earn a second degree, please email the Director of Admissions, Lori Gagne Pendleton at firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss your rationale for pursuing the second degree prior to completing the application.
Please see the catalog for more specific academic degree requirements.
To earn a second baccalaureate degree a student must:
- earn a minimum of 30 semester credits subsequent to the award of the initial degree
- earn at least 15 of the subsequent credits at the upper level in the new Concentration
- meet all distributive requirements
- apply no more than 9 credits from the previous degree earned toward the new Concentration
Persons holding a Master of Arts or Master of Science or an earned doctorate must also request approval in writing from the Director of Admissions before applying for a bachelor's degree program.
Concurrent Degree Policy
A student cannot concurrently earn a degree using substantially the same courses at two different institutions. An applicant should advise the Office of Admissions upon application if s/he intends to seek a concurrent degree. The student must take at least 30 credits that are not in the other degree program. The 30 credits must be in the concentration/major and a minimum of 15-18 must be at the upper level. Upon enrollment, the student should work closely with her/his academic advisor in course selection.