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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor's degrees generally take four years to complete if you go to school full-time. They fall into one of two categories: Bachelor's of Arts and Bachelor's of Science.

Bachelor of Arts

(B.A.) degrees are often found in the liberal arts. They generally require courses in humanities (history, philosophy, etc.), math, English, sciences, social sciences and language.

Bachelor of Science

(B.S.) degrees prepare people for careers in areas such as accounting, engineering and education. Like the B.A., the B.S. degree requires general courses in math, English, sciences and social sciences, but usually fewer courses in the humanities.

Your Options

Many bachelor's degrees lead to a career directly after graduation. Some require two (or more) years of a master's degree. For example, architects and physical therapists must complete a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

To save money, students sometimes spend their first two years of study at a two-year college and then transfer to a college offering bachelor's degrees to complete their education.

You must have completed a bachelor's degree to apply for a master's or doctorate program. If you're wondering whether continuing your education is the right choice in your field, check out pathways after a bachelor's degree to see how much workers with your major earn, or talk to professionals in your field.

Find the Right Fit

Search Indiana colleges to see bachelor's degree programs that are a good fit for you.

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