Students having earned one degree may subsequently pursue another, either associate or baccalaureate, by completing all of the requirements in effect at the time the student declares the major for the subsequent degree.  While some of the hours earned from the earlier degree may count toward the subsequent degree, students must earn at least 15 additional approved semester hours for an associate degree or 30 additional semester hours for the baccalaureate degree (see Definitions of Majors, Minors, and Areas of Specialization).