Whether you are looking for a second degree in order to advance in your current career or to help you change career directions, the flexibility and affordability of UF Online offers some great options.
Since you already have a bachelor’s degree, there are some policies that you need to be aware of. These policies are particularly important if your first degree is from the University of Florida. Please review the information below and talk with your Admissions Officer if you have any questions.
Apply just like a transfer student.
Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible to receive honors recognition.
You cannot earn the same degree twice from the Univeristy of Florida. If you earned a degree at UF and wish to earn a major from the same college that grants the same degree, you will not be granted another degree. Instead your records will show that you have earned a second major as a part of the degree you already earned. Below are a few examples of how this policy is applied:
- If you graduated from the UF with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (for example, Sociology) and return as a post-baccalaureate student in UF Online to complete another major that results in a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (for example, Anthropology), you will not earn another degree of the same type from the same college. A notation will be made on the transcript that major requirements were completed for the second major. Additionally, students not earning a degree are not eligible to earn a minor.
- If you graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and return to complete any major that results in a degree other than a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, you will earn a second degree. Examples of a second degree include a Bachelor of Science from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or any degree from any other college.
- If you earned a Bachelor’s degree from any another regionally accredited institution, then are admitted to UF Online, you will be awarded a UF degree upon successful completion of all degree requirements of the new major. Note: Students will not be admitted to UF Online to pursue the same major as previously completed at a different institution. For example, if a student earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, they would not be admitted to UF Online to pursue a degree in Criminology and Law.