UT Tyler Second Baccalaureate

Undergraduate Admissions

To earn a second baccalaureate degree from UT Tyler, the student must complete the requirements for the second major; six hours of U.S. History, three hours of Texas government and three hours of U.S. Government (if not taken as part of the first degree); and satisfy any lower-level requirements for the second degree. A second baccalaureate degree requires the completion of a minimum of 30 hours of resident credit in addition to the hours required for the first degree.


Submit a completed undergraduate undergraduate application for admission.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $60 application fee is required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. A non-refundable $75 international application fee is required for all non-U.S. citizens. Applications will not be processed without the application fee.


Official transcripts are required from each college or university attended. Baccalaureate degree verification is required. Photocopies and faxed transcripts will not be considered for final admission. Course work from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not be considered for final admission. Transcripts more than 60 days old from the print date will be considered unofficial.


A second baccalaureate student must declare a major upon application; undecided and no degree sought are not an option for the second bach student.

Graduate level courses

Second baccalaureate students are not allowed to enroll in graduate level courses.


Second Baccalaureate degree candidates are eligible for academic honors if they complete a minimum of 45 semester credit hours of resident credit in addition to the hours required for the first degree. No duplication of hours from a previous degree can be used toward the 45 hour requirement. Honors will be awarded to students attaining the following final grade point averages:

Summa Cum Laude

3..90 to 4.00

Magna Cum Laude

3.70 to 3.89

Cum Laude

3.50 to 3.69