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: 

Seton Hall (Fall Semester): April 1
Georgian Court (Fall Semester only): April 1
Seton Hall (Spring Semester): October 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 second degree program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in 22 months.

Seton Hall University also offers an Accelerated Nursing Program located on Georgian Court University's campus 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. The application deadline for these programs is April 1.

If you have specific questions about course equivalencies, contact:

For the Georgian Court Program:
Francesca C Bruno-Cicala
Francesca.BrunoCicala@shu.edu

Assistant Program Director
Seton Hall Accelerated BSN Program Lakewood Campus
Phone: (732) 987-2289

For the Seton Hall Program:
Jean Rubino, Ed.D., R.N., PMHCNS-BC
Second Degree BSN Program Director
jean.rubino@shu.edu
Phone: (973) 761-9228

Second Degree Nursing Prerequisites:

In order to apply to 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. 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)
Financial Aid Questions?

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