Second Bachelor's Programs
Towson University’s second bachelor's program allows students to pursue new career opportunities or achieve personal goals by completing a second undergraduate degree in one of more than 60 majors. Applications are accepted on a space-available basis.
To qualify for admission, students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university. A maximum of 90 transferable credits will be applied toward the second bachelor's degree and the student will not have to complete Core Curriculum requirements, except for an upper-level writing course. Second bachelor's students must complete a minimum of 30 units at Towson University and meet all the requirements for the major.
Apply to the Second Bachelor’s Degree Program
1. Learn about second bachelor’s program policies and requirements.
To ensure you qualify for admissions to the second bachelor’s program, read all program policies before submitting your application.
3. Know the deadlines.
The final application deadline is Oct. 15 for the spring term and Jan. 15 for the fall term.
4. Pay your application fee.
A $45 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.
5. Submit your transcripts.
You must submit official transcripts for each college or university you have attended. These transcripts must be submitted separately from your application, and mailed to:
Second Bachelor's Program
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
6. Select a major.
You must declare a major when you submit your application. You may change your major at a later time, but you are responsible for officially declaring the new major by completing a 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. 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: Students interested in pursuing a second bachelor's degree in nursing should apply to both the second bachelor's program and the nursing program. There is no need to wait to be admitted to the nursing program before applying to the second bachelor's program. Please contact the Department of Nursing at 410-704-4170 to receive the nursing program application.
Art Education Majors- Once second bachelor application has been submitted please contact the Art Education major to complete the screening process of the program.
Early-Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education majors cannot complete the second bachelor program. Students who wish to enter the education field for the first time are encouraged to contact the College of Education to determine their qualifications for the Master of Arts in Teaching
Occupational Therapy Program is not eligible for the second bachelor program, please apply to Towson’s Master’s program.
Speech Language Applicants can only apply for acceptance into the fall semesters. The review process for each applicant will be contacted at the end of the Spring semester.
Mark your Calendar
Jan. 15: Application deadline for fall admission.