Apply for a Second Bachelor's Degree

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THANK YOU for your interest in joining our diverse and dynamic community!

As a top-rated university, we’re committed to your success by offering you nearly 50 bachelor’s degree programs to help you find your unique path to success.

We pride ourselves in providing a real-world education so that your skills and experience are there for you on the first day of your new career. 


No need to stress about the process. Learn below about how to apply as a graduate applicant – we’ll guide you through important deadlines, application procedures, and freshman admission requirements. And never hesitate to call us. Your success in life is our mission.

Second Bachelor's Application and Document Deadlines

Email for late application requests.

Requirements must be completed by
Fall 2024
Requirements must be completed by the end of Spring 2024.
Applications Accepted (Except Nursing)  10/1/2023 - 5/15/2024
Nursing Applications Accepted 10/1/2023 - 12/15/2023


Undergraduate Majors

 Check out our Undergraduate Majors page for more information

List of Majors
Accounting Analytics Communication Ethnic Studies Kinesiology Public Health
Anthropology Computer Engineering Geography Liberal Studies Recreation
Art Computer Science Geology Mathematics Sociology
Biochemistry Construction Management Global Studies Music Spanish
Biological Sciences Criminal Justice History Nursing Speech Pathology & Audiology
Business Administration Economics History - Social Science Philosophy Statistics
Business Analytics English Hospitality & Tourism Physics Theatre Arts
Chemistry Environmental Science Human Development Political Science
Civil Engineering Environmental Studies Industrial Engineering Psychology

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Second Bachelor's Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be met by those seeking a second bachelor's degree. Students are required to:

  • Hold an acceptable degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better in the last 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) attempted, or a 2.5 GPA on units included in your bachelor’s degree
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended

Baccalaureate degree may be in progress at the time of application. However, you must submit a final official transcript showing the conferral date for your baccalaureate degree to avoid the rescind of the offer of admission.  Degrees must be conferred prior to the start of the follows:

  • Fall conditional admits must submit a final, official transcript with degree posted no later than July 15th
  • Spring conditional admits must submit a final, official transcript with degree posted no later than November 1st.


1. Apply online and pay the application fee:

  1. Complete your admission application at Cal State Apply.
  2. Pay $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Print and keep the confirmation page. We no longer accept paper applications.

Check out this video to help you apply!.

Make sure you have these items handy to ensure a smooth application process:

  • Unofficial transcripts - You will be asked to enter all courses you’ve completed, those currently in progress, and any you plan to take before transferring
  • Your Social Security Number (if you have one) to assist with financial aid process
  • Credit card number to pay for your application fee

2. Submit official transcripts, test scores and other documents upon request:

  1. Monitor your Horizon email address and Future Pioneer portal for transcripts and needed documents
  2. Transcripts must be submitted one of three ways:
    1. Electronically
    2. Mailed directly by the school to 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard | Hayward, CA 94542
    3. Hand-carried in the original sealed envelopes to Cal State East Bay's Enrollment Information Center located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building on the Hayward Campus. You can also deliver it to the Academic Services Center on the Concord Center
  3. Test scores (Advanced Placement Exam, International Baccalaureate Exam, and CLEP Exam) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions to be evaluated and have college credit awarded accordingly

3. Accept your offer of admission and prepare your journey to be a Pioneer

  1. Accept the offer of admission to reserve a space in the upcoming class by the deadline
  2. Submit your final transcripts to clear any condition by the deadline

Additional Information

Some majors may have a supplementary application and departmental deadlines. Please contact them directly for more information.

Not all majors are open for second baccalaureate applications. At this time, the following majors are not accepting applications:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Computer Science

Please note that you cannot earn two degrees in the same field. For example, a student is not permitted to have a B.A. degree in Geology and then apply for a B.S. in Geology. Consult the University Catalog for details.

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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542