Second Degree Policy

Approved: Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee, May 12, 2005
Approved: Faculty Senate, October 5, 2005
Approved: Provost's Office, November 7, 2005

Policy for Students First Enrolled Prior to Fall 2006

Second Degrees


Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including Wright State, and who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree at Wright State, must satisfy the requirements of the department and college that houses the second degree.

Residency Regulation -- Students earning a second degree must earn at least 45 hours beyond the minimum hours required for the first degree. At least the last 45 hours of course work must be taken at Wright State, 23 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit.

Policy for Students First Enrolled beginning Fall 2006

Second Degrees


Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including Wright State, and who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree at Wright State, must satisfy the requirements of the department and college that houses the second degree.

Residency Regulation -- Students earning a second degree must earn at least 45 hours beyond the minimum hours required for the first degree. At least the last 45 hours of course work must be taken at Wright State, 23 of which must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit.

Latin Honors – Second degree students with outstanding academic records are recognized at commencement. Three distinctions are made: summa cum laude (Latin for with highest honors) recognizes a cumulative GPA of at least 3.9; magna cum laude (with high honors) indicates a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7; and cum laude (with honors) indicates a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Academic honors are based on all course work at Wright State University attempted for the second degree following and excluding the first degree course work. Only the first grade earned for a course in the second degree course work will be counted.

Contact the Registrar's Office for further information.