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Second Degrees

  1. Students who begin undergraduate studies at Tennessee Tech after having completed the baccalaureate degree at another regionally accredited U.S. university and who, in addition, desires a baccalaureate degree from Tennessee Tech will be regarded as having completed their general education requirement at Tennessee Tech, with two exceptions:
    • These students must complete two semesters of American History (equivalent to Tennessee Tech's HIST 2010-2020) at the college level, in accordance with state law, unless the second degree is to be in Engineering and the student has completed an academic-year course in American History in secondary school.
    • These students must take any general education courses that are required for progression in their major programs.
  2. Students who begin undergraduate studies at Tennessee Tech after having completed the baccalaureate degree at a reputable*, non-U.S. university and who, in addition, desires a baccalaureate degree from Tennessee Tech will be regarded as having completed their general education requirement at Tennessee Tech, with three exceptions:
    • These students must complete ESL 1010, 1020, and/or pass the English Placement Test.
    • These students must complete two semesters of American History (equivalent to Tennessee Tech's HIST 2010-2020) at the college level, in accordance with state law, unless the second degree is to be in Engineering and the student has completed an academic-year course in American History in secondary school.
    • These students must take any general education courses that are required for progression in their major programs.

*Whether or not the non-U.S. institution is "reputable" would be determined through consultation with the Director of International Student Affairs, the relevant Tennessee Tech department chairs, and appropriate faculty members.

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