So a couple of weeks ago we talked about community/junior colleges. Today we are going to talk about 4 year universities. A university, as defined by Merriam Webster, is “an institution of higher learning providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.”
In other words, if you want a bachelor’s degree, you will ultimately graduate from a university. You can start off at that school and complete all 4 years there or you can transfer in from a community college after you have your first 2 years of basics done and finish your last two at the university.
There are different types of Bachelor’s that you can earn:
- Bachelor of Science (BS) = your coursework was mainly in a particular science area
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) = your coursework was mainly in the area of humanities
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) = your coursework focused on intensive art and design studies
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) = your coursework was in an area of business
(I have a BA in Communication 😉)
It’s also IMPORTANT TO NOTE that until you have graduated with a BACHELOR’S DEGREE, you are considered an UNDERGRAD!
****Undergrad = No Bachelor’s Degree (yet)****
Some widely known universities are: Texas A&M University, Stanford University, Florida State University, etc.