What is a Bachelor's Degree?

A Bachelor’s Degree (Baccalaureate Degree) is a three to four year undergraduate degree offered by accredited online colleges, private and public universities.

Enrollees in a Bachelor’s Degree program are required to select a major area of study (e.g. science, education, finance, etc.).  When seeking a professional degree such as in the field of medicine or law, a Bachelor’s Degree is a prerequisite.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Employment Rate

In 2016, the employment rate was highest for graduates who had at least a Bachelor’s Degree.

Undergraduate Classmates

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

To earn a Bachelor’s Degree, one must:

  • Show Proof of High School Completion or Equivalency
  • Meet the Standards by the College’s Academic Specifications
  • Complete at Least 120 Hours of Credits Towards Graduation
  • Complete a Major Program
  • Satisfy all Requirements of a General Education Program
  • Students Must Meet Minimum GPA Requirements

What is the cost of an Bachelor's Degree?

The average cost of a Bachelor's Degree is approximately $9,000 per year.

There are four different types of Bachelor’s Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
Undergraduate Diploma

The average Bachelor's Degree salary is approximately $59,000 .