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Second Bachelor's Degree

All students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, including the University of Memphis, may earn another bachelor’s degree with a different title.

To earn the second bachelor’s degree, the student must:

  1. Complete any additional college requirements as determined by the office of the dean of the college granting the second baccalaureate degree.
  2. Complete all requirements for the major as determined by the department in which the second baccalaureate degree is sought.
  3. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours in residence.
  4. Earn a minimum overall* grade point average of 2.0.

*Until Summer 2015, the overall GPA will reflect all college-level coursework—U of M and transfer.  Beginning Summer 2015, the overall GPA will reflect all college-level work—U of M and any transfer coursework processed prior to Summer 2015; however, the overall GPA will reflect ONLY U OF M coursework for those students whose transfer credit is processed Summer 2015 and later. 

NOTE:  Beginning Summer 2015, a Tennessee Board of Regents’ state-wide policy on transfer credit and GPA calculations takes effect.  Beginning Summer 2015, transfer credit will be reflected in earned hours, but will no longer apply to the overall GPA (used to determine undergraduate graduation, graduation with distinction, and athletic eligibility) or to the overall combined GPA (used to determine academic standing, financial aid, and scholarship eligibility, except for HOPE):

  1. For New Transfer students admitted Summer 2015 and later, no transfer credit will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.
  2. For Readmitted students readmitted Summer 2015 and later, no transfer credit taken since last attending the U of M will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.  Any transfer work previously processed will continue to be reflected in the GPAs.
  3. For Continuing students, no transfer credit submitted to and received by the U of M Summer 2015 or later will count in the overall or the overall combined GPA.  Any transfer work previously processed will continue to be reflected in the GPAs.

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