At the undergraduate level, UMUC offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, and Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies (BTPS) degrees, as well as the Associate of Arts (AA) degree and five certificates. The Associate of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science in general studies, and several other certificates are available only to active duty military personnel and other who conform to special stipulations. The Bachelor of Technical and Professional Studies degree programs are available only to students who have earned the Associate of Applied Science degree from a community college with which UMUC has an appropriate articulation agreement.
Except for those restricted programs, current UMUC degree programs are open to UMUC students anywhere in the world. However, offerings sufficient to complete every program may not be available at every location or in every format. Students should consult Academic Advisors, current schedules, and site-specific materials to determine which programs they may normally expect to complete from their geographic location. Requirements for degrees vary according to the major and minor. The requirements that all candidates for the bachelor's degree must meet are summarized in the following section.
Computer & Information Science
Digital Media and Web Technologies
East Asian Studies
Human Resource Management
Information Systems Management
Degree Planning Worksheets
Curriculum planning sheets are available throughout UMUC's Asian Division.
Second Bachelor's Degree
At UMUC, students who have already received a bachelor's degree from UMUC or from another approved institution can broaden their education by earning a second bachelor's degree with a different major. However, students may not earn a second bachelor's degree with a double major. Students may not earn a second bachelor's degree in general studies, and except for the accounting degree (which has a mandatory minor), may not obtain an academic minor or second associate's degree within the second bachelor's degree.
A student must have received the first bachelor's degree to be eligible to begin a second. For a second bachelor's degree, the student needs to complete at least 30 credits through UMUC after completing the first degree. The combined credit in both bachelor's degrees must add up to at least 150 credits.
To qualify for academic honors in a second bachelor's degree, the student must complete at least 45 new credits through UMUC with the requisite grade point average.
Students must complete all requirements for the major. All course prerequisites apply. If any of these requirements were satisfied in the previous degree, the remainder necessary to complete the minimum 30 credits of new courses should be satisfied with courses related to the major. For purposes of determining what major requirements apply to a given student, the applicable date is the date the student started coursework at UMUC after being admitted into the second undergraduate degree program. As with other degrees, continuous enrollment at UMUC is required. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses taken through UMUC is required for graduation.
All students need to be aware of what is entailed in a second bachelor's degree. Before beginning work or considering nontraditional options toward a second degree, each student should consult an Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors will be glad to explain the requirements for a second bachelor's degree and clarify its limitations.