Second Bachelor’s Programs

The second bachelor’s program provides students the opportunity to pursue new career opportunities or achieve personal goals by completing a second undergraduate degree in one of more than 60 majors. 

Any student with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is eligible to apply for the second bachelor’s degree program. Rather than have you start over at the beginning, we recognize your first degree as satisfying a majority of the bachelor’s degree requirements, allowing you to focus primarily on completing the requirements of your new major. To ensure you qualify for admission and understand the requirements of completing a second degree, please read our second bachelor's program policies before submitting your application. Please note that second bachelor's applicants are not considered for admissions merit-based scholarships.

If you have questions about the second bachelor’s degree program, please email .

Apply to the Second Bachelor’s Degree Program


Submit your application

Submit your application through Common App (login required) Note: International Students on F-1 or J-1 Visas must apply through International Admissions.


Know the deadlines

The final application deadline is Nov. 15 for the spring term and Jan. 15 for the fall term. The application may remain open beyond the deadline on a space-available basis.


Pay your application fee

A $50 non-deferrable, non-refundable fee is required with your application. If you apply online, you will be able to pay the application fee with a credit card or electronic check. You can request an application fee waiver.


Submit your transcripts

You must have transcripts submitted from ALL of your previous institutions via electronic services (Parchment, Clearinghouse, etc.) or by postal mail to University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252. 


Select a major

You must declare a major when you submit your application. You may change your major at a later time by contacting the second bachelor's coordinator at . Second bachelor’s students should not submit the Change of Major/Minor Form.

Some majors have additional requirements or screening criteria, which may include auditions, prerequisite courses, supplemental applications or minimum GPA requirements at Towson University. Please refer to the list of majors to determine if your intended major has additional requirements. We also recommend you contact the major department for more information.

Please note the following for specific majors:

Art Education: Second bachelor’s students are screened for this major after they apply to the university. Once you submit your university application, please contact the Art Education major to complete the screening process of the program.

Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) and Dance Performance & Choreography (BFA) with PreK-12 Teacher Certification Concentration: This is a performance based major which requires an audition. Once you have submitted your university application, please contact the Department of Dance to schedule your audition. To be eligible for the PreK-12 concentration, you must first be accepted into the dance performance and choreography major. Visit the program website for admissions and screening information.  

Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education: These majors are not eligible for the second bachelor’s program. Students with a bachelor’s degree in another field who wish to enter the education field for the first time should contact the College of Education to determine their qualifications for the Master of Arts in Teaching.

Music and Music Education: These majors require a separate program application and a performance audition. Once you have submitted your university application, you must submit your major application. Visit the Department of Music for application and audition information. 

Nursing: This major requires a separate program application. For program admission requirements, application details, and contact information, visit the Department of Nursing website. If you want to begin your second bachelor’s studies as a pre-nursing major to complete program prerequisites before applying, please notify the second bachelor’s admission counselor of your plans after submitting your university application.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology: The speech-language pathology and audiology major only offers fall program admission. The program does not admit students at any other time during the year. Visit the major’s website for information on the application requirements, deadlines, and screening process.