Online Bachelor Degree Guide

What can I expect from an online bachelor degree education?

In a campus setting, a Bachelor’s degree typically requires four years of study and 120-128 credits, including a specified number of credits in the student’s major (and an optional “minor” discipline). Of course, if you’re going after a Bachelor’s degree online, the four-year timeframe may vary as you fit it in and around your own schedule. You may also be able to “proficiency” your way out of some coursework like English or math, so check with the school.

The two main types of Bachelor’s degrees are:

Bachelor of Arts: usually in a field like social sciences, humanities, language, the arts.

Bachelor of Science: usually life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, mathematics.

The biggest advantage that comes with an online Bachelor’s degree education is earning power. Typically, a person with a Bachelor’s will earn double over the course of their lifetime, compared to someone with a high school diploma. An online Bachelor’s degree education will also give you the credits you need toward a Master’s degree or doctorate.

Here’s a brief overview of programs that are available towards an online Bachelor’s degree:

Art & Design Bachelor Degrees Online

  • Animation
  • Interior Design
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Web Design

Business Bachelor Degrees Online

  • Accounting And Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • E-Business
  • Healthcare Management

Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree Online

  • Computer Security
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Scene
  • Forensics
  • Corrections

Healthcare Bachelor Degrees Online

  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • Medical/Dental Specialties

All of the above online bachelor’s degrees are in demand right now. The job market, however, keeps changing; skills become obsolete or certain fields get flooded with job seekers. Keep this in mind when making your career choices, or when considering what sort of degree you may want to consider if you’re making a career change.

Here’s a brief rundown of fully-accredited schools where you might be able to get your education rolling:

  • Alliant International University
  • Argosy University
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Capella University
  • Daniel Webster College
  • Fisher College
  • Gonzaga University
  • ITT Tech
  • Mountain State University
  • Potomac College
  • Saint Joseph’s University

There are many, many more to choose from. It all depends on your schedule, your goals and your ambitions!