Second Degree

Second degree-seeking undergraduate students must have declared majors different from the major in which they have already earned a degree (for example, if you have earned a B.A. you can't apply for another B.A. degree).

Applying as a Second Degree Student

To apply online you will need to submit the following:

  • Seton Hall Application
  • $55 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools you attended
    • Send to Office of Admissions, 400 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Essay and recommendations (optional)
Application Deadlines
Second Degree Nursing Programs: 

Traditional Second Degree B.S.N. (Fall Semester only): April 1
Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. (Fall Semester only): April 1

All Other Second Degree Programs:

Fall Semester: August 1
Spring Semester: December 1

Second Degree Nursing

Seton Hall University offers a Second Degree Nursing Program which is designed for aspiring nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major. The Traditional Second Degree B.S.N. Program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in four semesters or two academic years.

Seton Hall University also offers an Accelerated Nursing Program located on Georgian Court University's campus in Lakewood, NJ, which is designed for aspiring nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major. The accelerated program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in just 14 months.

If you have specific questions about course equivalencies, contact:

For the Accelerated Second Degree B.S.N. Program (Lakewood, NJ): 
Francesca C. Bruno, M.A.
francesca.bruno@shu.edu

Assistant Program Director
Seton Hall Accelerated B.S.N. Program, Lakewood Campus
Phone: (732) 987-2289

For the Traditionally-Paced Second Degree B.S.N. Program (South Orange, NJ):
Jean Rubino, Ed.D., R.N., PMHCNS-BC
Second Degree B.S.N. Program Director
jean.rubino@shu.edu
Phone: (973) 761-9228

Second Degree Nursing Prerequisites:

In order to enroll in the second degree nursing programs, students must have taken the prerequisites listed below and earned a C or better in those courses. The College of Nursing requires applicants to have at least five of the prerequisite classes completed before filing an application for admission. Applicants must show proof of enrollment for any prerequisite courses that have not yet been completed. The College of Nursing does not have a policy that requires the coursework to be completed within a certain time frame, so long as the course is equivalent to what the university requires and the student has earned the requisite grade. Acceptance of this coursework is subject to approval by Seton Hall University.

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology (covering lifespan)
  • Ethics (Healthcare Ethics preferred)
  • Nutrition
  • Economics (Healthcare Economics preferred)
Financial Aid Questions?

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for policies specific to second-degree-seeking students.