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Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Physics Second Bachelor’s

The second bachelor’s degree program is designed to meet the needs of college graduates who wish to attain proficiency in another major field. To be eligible for admission, applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and must have a 2.00 Cumulative Quality Point Average (CQPA) from all previously attended institutions.

A maximum of 90 transferable credits of undergraduate course work will be applied toward the second bachelor's degree. In addition, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residence at TU and meet all the requirements of the “new” major. At least one-half of the “new” major credits must be completed at Towson University since the completion of the first degree. Each student must complete an advanced writing course. All other general education requirements are considered to have been met through the first degree.

Those interested in learning more about the program or receiving an application should call 410-704-3020. Deadlines for fall and spring admission are June 15 and November 15, respectively. Some screened/competitive majors have earlier deadlines and separate applications.

Second bachelor’s degree candidates may qualify for departmental honors, the Dean’s List, and/or graduation with honors (60 credit hours at TU required). Please refer to the Academic Regulations section of this catalog for criteria.


Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Smith Hall, Room 445 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3020
Fax: 410-704-3511






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