Second Bachelor’s Degrees

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, the Tandon School of Engineering and the Rory Meyers College of Nursing both give you the opportunity to earn a second one.

What are my second bachelor's degree options at NYU?

The Tandon School of Engineering offers second bachelor's degrees in all undergraduate majors within Tandon, regardless of a student's original field of study. Although admission to the second bachelor's degree requires a separate application, Tandon students pursuing this program will follow a similar sequence as traditional first-year or transfer students (depending on how many transferrable credits are awarded).

The Rory Meyers College of Nursing offers two second bachelor's degree programs:

  • Accelerated: This four consecutive semester (15-month) program is for students who will have completed the seven prerequisite courses necessary by the time they would start in our program.
  • Non-Accelerated: This program is for students who will not have completed all seven of our prerequisite courses necessary by the time they would start in our program. If admitted, students would spend their first semester (or more) completing whichever prerequisites are missing and, once all the prerequisites are complete, they start the same four semester sequence the accelerated students take.


I’m interested in a second bachelor’s degree. How do I apply?

For engineering and nursing applicants, don’t fill out the Common Application. That’s for first year and transfer applicants. Instead, use our separate online application. Once there, you’ll be asked for the following:

  • Non-refundable application fee of $80* 
  • Personal information
  • Academic history
  • Personal statement (250-500 words)
  • Resume
  • Prerequisite worksheet (nursing only)
  • Professional or academic letter of recommendation (optional for nursing)
*The application fee must be paid online within the application for second bachelor's degree students. You will be prompted to pay the fee right before submitting the application. For information about fee waivers, visit this page.

What are the deadlines for applying? 

  Fall Spring
Engineering

Priority Deadline: March 1

Final Deadline: April 1

Priority Deadline: October 1

Final Deadline: November 1

Nursing

Priority Deadline: March 1

Final Deadline: April 1

Priority Deadline: September 15

Final Deadline: October 15

Applications are due 11:59 p.m. EST for each deadline. Decisions are released on a rolling basis starting in June for the fall term and December for the spring term.

What are the prerequisites?

Tandon School of Engineering: Although there are no prerequisite courses for admission to Tandon's second degree program, the most competitive applicants will have demonstrated competency in fundamental math and science courses. Successfully completing college-level courses such as Calculus, Physics or Chemistry, for example, will help strengthen your second degree application.

Rory Meyers College of Nursing: Students applying to our accelerated (15 month) program must have completed the below prerequisites by the time they intend to enroll at NYU. All of these prerequisites must be completed within the past 10 years, receive a grade of C or higher and be the equivalent of 3 semester credits, with the exception of Chemistry, which must be taken in person for a minimum of 4 semester credits:

  • General Chemistry I with Lab
  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I or Anatomy
  • Anatomy and Physiology II or Physiology
  • Developmental/Lifespan Psychology (Note: Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Social Psychology do not satisfy this requirement)
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics

If you haven't completed the following courses, then you may apply for our non-accelerated program. If you are unsure if a specific course you've taken will satisfy our prerequisite, please send the course name, course number, syllabus and name of the college/university where the course was completed to admissions.nursing@nyu.edu.

For more detailed information regarding the prerequisites, please visit this page.

I'm an international student. What do I need to know?

If you completed your first bachelor's degree in a country other than the United States, submit an original transcript as well as a transcript evaluation from a NACES or AICE accredited agency. 

Sending Documents

Official transcripts and the letter of recommendation can be sent to:

by mail

NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
USA

by email

admissions.docs@nyu.edu

Note: If the name on any of your transcripts is different from the name on your application, email proof of name change documentation to admissions.ops@nyu.edu. Please indicate "Name Change Documentation" on the cover sheet and include your current name and NYU ID number, which you'll receive after you submit your application.