Second Degree

Students who have previously earned or are currently pursuing a degree from an institution regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges may obtain a second degree at Middle Georgia State University by satisfying all degree requirements as listed in the catalog the semester of application or the semester of graduation. The following additional requirements apply:

Associate Degree

  • Meet all Area F requirements for the chosen program of study.
  • Earn at least 25% (minimum 15 hours) of total semester hours in residence at Middle Georgia State University (additional residence hours required if associate's degree is more than 60 hours). If the first associate degree was earned at Middle Georgia State University, the courses used to meet the 25% rule must be distinct from courses used in the first degree.

Baccalaureate Degree

  • Complete lower division prerequisite courses (including Area F) required by the degree.
  • Complete all upper division major requirements for the degree.
  • Earn 30 distinct semester hours (not used for the first degree), including 21 semester hours of required, upper-division, major-related course work in residence at Middle Georgia State University. No elective credit outside of the major can count towards the 21 hours.

Credit via examination cannot be applied towards the residency requirement course work at the associate or baccalaureate level. All students seeking a second degree at Middle Georgia State University must meet Georgia legislative requirements in History and the Constitution.

Other requirements may be applicable at the program level.