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Earning a second bachelors degree after already having a bachelors degree

  1. Jun 6, 2012 #1
    If someone were to already have a bachelors degree, and then wanted to pursue a second bachelors degree, how much credit of the first bachelors degree would count towards a second?

    The reason I ask is because a bachelors degree includes a lot of general eds and common prerequisites that should not be repeated to get a second degree.

    Has anyone done this before, or does anyone know the possibilities of this?
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  3. Jun 7, 2012 #2
    I will be a little more specific. If I have a bachelors in electrical engineering, and would like to do part time school, could I reuse some of my course credits from my bachelors in EE and transfer them towards a bachelors in chemistry?
  4. Jun 7, 2012 #3
    If you are doing this at the same institution, it should just be meeting the additional course requirements. If a new institution, they may limit the transfer hours they will take. Just need to ask.
  5. Jun 7, 2012 #4


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    Much of that can be "negotiated" with the new department before you register. Just be sure to get it in writing!
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