It is a university degree or a university qualification in which you study a specialisation of your choice in an academic institution, whether a college or a university, where this degree precedes the stage of postgraduate studies such as a master’s or a doctorate. The duration of this degree varies according to the country, specialisation or university, and it usually lasts from three to six years with a minimum average of 120 credits. It can take longer or shorter depending on the program you are enrolled in and the number of classes you take each year.
Obtaining a bachelor's degree can enhance your access to job opportunities, as it exposes you to new ideas and increases your potential for a prestigious job.
Facts about a bachelor's degree:
Typically, students pursue a bachelor's degree on campus, traditionally, immediately after high school.
Studying undergraduate majors can include a number of subjects, the most popular of which are psychology, computer science, business, nursing, English language, arts or engineering.
Bachelor's studies are done in person for students in universities or colleges, but there are many universities that provide the possibility of acquiring a degree online as well.
The cost of studying a bachelor's degree:
The cost of a bachelor's degree depends on several factors, for example if you choose to attend a public or private institution, are considered a student inside or outside the country, or choose to experience studying online or attending in person.
The student should also consider tuition fees separate from other living expenses such as housing, transportation, stationery, and books.
Conditions and requirements for enrolment for a bachelor's degree
To enrol in a bachelor's degree program in general, there are several conditions that the student must fulfil and depend on the university or major that the student chooses, for example:
GED or High School Diploma: Most bachelor's degree programs require that you have completed a certain education level or GPA in high school for some majors. If you don't, you can consider other programs such as associate degrees or certificates that may not require it.
2.Scores for some standardised tests such as the SAT or ACT: Although some universities are dropping this requirement, many still require scores for some tests. Typically, high school students take standardised tests in their junior or senior year before applying to colleges.
Letters of Recommendation: These can come from high school teachers who can speak to your good qualities and know you well. If you have been out of school for a while, a manager from a past or current job, a leader in your place of worship, an athletic coach, or a volunteer coordinator can provide letters of recommendation.
Personal Statements: Some colleges or universities may request a personal letter to better understand your personal story and why you are interested in a particular program or major.
Benefits of obtaining a bachelor's degree:
There are many benefits of obtaining a bachelor's degree. For example:
Increase income potential and available job opportunities, as well as new and authentic life experiences.
If you are in a profession, a bachelor's degree may also help you start a new career or advance in your current job.
Obtaining a bachelor's degree can be the first step towards a higher academic degree such as a master's or doctorate.