This program is designed for students who have received a degree from the University of Northern Virginia previously. Students are required to complete more than 50% of the course work required for the second degree. Individual degree requirements will be determined by the Department Chair in the letter of acceptance sent to a student who wishes to pursue the Second Degree Program. Students must apply and be accepted by the Department Chair and may not simply take a variety of courses at their discretion. Students are required to complete all courses for the Second Degree and course substitution will be very limited. The Second Degree permits students to use their degree for the field of specialization within the degree requirements; therefore individuals can receive a second degree from the institution for substantially fewer credits than for a first degree.