Bachelors Degree

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year degree meaning it typically takes four years of full-time study to complete your bachelor’s degree. In these four years, you will complete 120 semester credits or around 40 college courses. If your college uses a quarter system rather than a semester system, you’ll need to complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits to earn an accredited bachelor’s degree.

A bachelor’s is a post-secondary undergraduate degree. Historically, the term “college degree” meant a bachelor’s or traditional four-year degree. Bachelor degrees are also sometimes called baccalaureate degrees. Regionally accredited liberal arts colleges award most of the bachelor degrees in the United States.
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How to determine if this degree is for you

When You …
  • Know that a bachelor degree is required for your career
  • Have already earned more than 60 semester college credits or hold at least one associate degree.
  • Know that a graduate or professional degree will be required for your career
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Advice for those interested in this degree

Before applying, answer these important questions. 
  • Does this particular degree program fulfill criteria for my intended profession? 
  • Will my profession require licensure? Is this degree program approved for licensure?
  • Will this bachelor's degree transfer into a master's degree if I decide to further my educational goals in the future? 
  • How much will it cost to obtain my degree? 
  • Is financial aid available?
  • Is coursework semester-based? Year round? Accelerated? 
  • Does online mean completely online? Or are there on-campus requirements?
How much flexibility do I need? Do I prefer asynchronous courses that I complete on my own time, or would I enjoy synchronous classes in which classes meet at set times?

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