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Bachelor's Degree

A Bachelor’s Degree is a four year program of full-time study consisting of approximately 40 courses, for a total of 120 semester credits. Students commence a Bachelor’s Degree in one of two ways:


Regardless of the manner in which a student enters the Bachelor’s Degree program, the end result is the same: award of a Bachelor’s Degree.

The most common forms of Bachelor’s Degrees earned are the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Some education institutions may only offer a Bachelor of Arts, while others may have both degree programs available.

Majors in either of these degree programs are as diversified as the job market and the goals of students. Students must usually decide upon their major in their second year of the Bachelor’s Degree instruction or, if they are transferring Associate’s Degree credits, immediately upon enrollment. Examples of majors include:


These are just a few of the innumerable majors students may pursue.

Guidelines for Bachelor’s Degrees are more stringent than Associate’s Degree precepts. Students must maintain a minimum grade average of 2.0 during their enrollment in the Bachelor’s Degree program.

A Bachelor’s Degree is often a requirement for employment in certain fields, such as teaching, and, additionally, is necessary should a student decide to pursue graduate school studies in the future after earning his or her Bachelor’s Degree.

The Bachelor’s Degree is the most common degree awarded and employers often view it as a minimum educational requirement for employment. Students who earn a Bachelor’s Degree will discover acquiring employment in their chosen vocation far easier and possess the necessary education upon which to build a successful and fulfilling career.