The bachelor's degree is the standard for many professional careers. At Granite State College, our nationally and regionally accredited bachelor's degree programs are designed specifically for working adults.
A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study to earn and consists of about 40 college courses. Bachelor's degrees incorporate general education or liberal arts courses in areas such as English, critical thinking, psychology, history and mathematics, in addition to courses in your major area of study.
You should pursue your bachelor's degree if you know that a bachelor's degree is required for your career, if you've already earned more than 60 semester college credits, or if you hold an associate degree. You should also pursue a bachelor's degree if you plan to pursue a graduate or professional degree in the future.
The focus of a bachelor's degree program is an area of inquiry and study, usually directly related to present or projected career goals, called a major. Majors may be interdisciplinary and involve the integration of theory, applications, and related work experience.
Your major can be in an already established area such as Business Management or Behavioral Sciences, or it can be an approved Individualized Studies major designed for your specific educational or professional goals.
Majors are structured to include some required course work, seminars, or other learning activities. You may also choose additional courses of interest as electives to complete the total number of required credits.
Degree Completion Pathway Programs
If you've already graduated with an associate degree, it is now possible to transfer your earned credits to Granite State College and earn a bachelor's degree in just 18 months! Click here to find out more about Degree Completion Pathways.
Individualized Studies Programs
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