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Careers in Four Years

A four-year degree, or bachelor's degree, are historically known as the "traditional college degree," and are offered by accredited colleges and universities in the United States. The bachelor's degree is the standard entry into many professional careers and is comprised of general education or liberal arts courses in areas such as English, critical thinking, psychology, history, science, and mathematics, and additional classes in a major area of study.

The bachelor's degree offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to career choice post-graduation. The general education component helps students explore different perspectives, learn critical thinking skills, and develop new ways of evaluating experiences - but you want to balance those benefits with ensuring you are prepared for your future career.. Only pursue a four-year degree if the career that interests you actually requires the degree.

Types of Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA degree)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS degree)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA degree)

Common Majors & Careers - Bachelor of Arts

  • English (author, journalist, teacher, copy editor)
  • Art (graphic designer, painter, scultpure, animator)
  • Theatre (actor, producer, set designer)
  • Communications (writer, marketing/public relations professional)
  • Modern Languages (interpreter, translator)
  • Music (teacher, singer, instrumentalist, composer)

Common Majors & Careers - Bachelor of Science

  • Computer Science (software engineer, network administrator)
  • Business (accountant, business manager, advertising, human resources)
  • Economics (financial manager, investment analyst, financial planner, banker)
  • Nursing (nurse or other health relation occupations)
  • Engineering (aerospace, chemical, cival, mechanical, electrical, computer)
  • Biology/Chemistry (researcher, teacher, parks and recreation, forensic scientist)

Common Careers - Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Commercial art gallery manager
  • Community arts worker
  • Exhibition designer
  • Fine artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Illustrator
  • Printmaker
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