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Whether you want to provide public or medical services, launch a small business or market someone else’s, we have a bachelor’s degree program for you. Almost all of our bachelor’s programs are available at more than 100 campuses across the country. And our small class sizes mean you won’t just be a face in the crowd — you’ll be up close and personal in classes led by instructors who work in the fields they teach.
A bachelor’s degree represents the accomplishment of four years of undergraduate study in a major field. The necessity of earning a bachelor’s degree has increased as more people entering the workplace have earned one. The first two years of a bachelor’s program typically satisfies the college or university’s general education requirements, while the last two years allow students to focus on their major. Students gain admission to competitive bachelor’s degree programs on the basis of high school grades and scores on their SAT or ACT exams. Class sizes vary by institution and major, but most meet two or three times a week for lectures, lab work, discussions and tests. The class size may be 15-25 students, or as many as several hundred for large lecture-hall presentations.
Core courses or general education courses provide students with a well-rounded foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. Upon graduation, bachelor’s degree recipients may go straight into their chosen careers or enroll in graduate degree or certification programs to gain deeper knowledge and prepare for career advancement. For students who have family or work obligations that preclude them from relocating or commuting to campus, online bachelor’s degree programs are an excellent option. This guide walks potential bachelor’s degree earners through the benefits, challenges and processes involved in earning this benchmark four-year credential.