Undergraduate Second Degree Policy

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Policy Name: Undergraduate Second Degree Policy
Policy Number: 02-01-037
Version Effective Date:  Not Available
Last reviewed on: January 1, 2019
Policy Applies To: Students
Responsible Office: Provost


INTRODUCTION AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This policy outlines university guidelines as they relate to an undergraduate second degree.

POLICY
At the February 6th Senate meeting the Academic Standards Committee of the University Senate (ASC) gave its recommendations for second degree policy due to the reduction of Minimum required graduation credits to 120 credits from 128 credits:

After reviewing the policies of the different colleges/universities, the committee found no consistent criteria in determining required number of credits for the second degree. Therefore, the committee recommends that for NJCU, the Second Degree
Requirements be reduced, on a ratio basis approach (i.e. from 128:32=4; 120/4=30 for a NJCU first degree graduate and 128:36=3.56; 120/3.56=34 credit for a non-NJCU graduate). See below:

Type Data = Result

Minimum Graduate Requirement
Minimum Second Degree Requirement
RatioCurrent Policy 128 divide

32 (NJCU first degree graduate)

=

4

Current Policy 128 divide

36 (non-NJCU degree graduate)

=

3.56

Recommended Policy 120 divide

4 (NJCU first degree graduate)

=

30

Recommended Policy 120 divide

3.56 (non-NJCU degree graduate)

=

34

DATE TO INITIATE REVIEW AND UPDATE
As deemed necessary or appropriate by the Policy Coordinator but at a minimum, at least every 5 years from the date of last review.