Second Degrees

Second Bachelor's Degree
(for post-baccalaureate students only)

Note: Requirements listed below are for those students currently enrolled in a Second Bachelor’s Degree program. HSU is not currently accepting new applications for Second Bachelor’s degrees; for updated information, see admissions information for post-baccalaureate students.

All undergraduate units and post-baccalaureate units are counted in computing overall units and grade point average. Candidates should apply for graduation early in order to receive a complete evaluation of their progress toward the second degree.

To earn a second bachelor's degree at Humboldt, a student must complete at least 30 semester units in residence at HSU beyond the requirements of the first degree. Of these units, 24 must be upper division, and at least 12 of the upper division units must be included in the major. Student must have an overall 2.00 grade point average at HSU.

Candidates must fulfill the requirements of the second degree and must satisfy the GWPE and DCG requirements.

Note: If a student graduates with one degree but still needs additional course work for the second degree, that student will need to reapply to the university as a post-baccalaureate student.

A student may not concurrently earn two bachelor’s degrees; for information on pursuing two majors, please see Double Major.

Honors for Second-Baccalaureate Degree Candidates

When computing grade point averages for honors purposes, all undergraduate units from HSU and transfer colleges will be considered, plus the HSU post-baccalaureate units.

Second Master’s Degree

Preparation equivalent to an undergraduate major in the student’s field is prerequisite to earning a second master’s degree. The program for the second degree requires a minimum of 30 semester units, 24 of which must be beyond the requirements for the first master’s degree and 21 of which must be completed in residence. In addition, students must meet the requirements set by their graduate committee.