Students who have earned one bachelor’s degree may request permission to study for a different bachelor’s degree. Applications for a second degree require the approval of the major department and the Dean of that college. Candidates for a second degree must meet all ordinary degree requirements, but courses applied toward a first degree may be applied toward a second degree, as if the candidate were a transfer student, but at least ten additional courses must be taken for a second degree. Holders of bachelor’s degrees are advised that a second degree is rarely, if ever, required for certification or preprofessional qualification. Specific course requirements for certification or preprofessional qualifications can usually be met by enrolling in the required courses as an adjunct student. Many institutions offer graduate credit for courses which may be applied toward certification requirements.