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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Making the decision to earn a bachelor’s degree is an important step in reaching your personal and professional goals. At DeVry University, we’re here to support you throughout your journey with learning options that put you first.

Whether you decide to pursue an online bachelor’s degree or take select classes on campus through our hybrid format, you’ll have access to a range of tools and resources including personalized academic advising, faculty who get to know you by name, 24/7 tutoring1 and our convenient online learning platform.

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Each and every bachelor’s degree program at DeVry provides hands-on, career-focused experiences that teach you the concepts and skills used in today’s companies and organizations. Our experienced professors and Student Support Advisors for our onsite and online bachelor’s degree programs work together to help keep you moving toward your goals.

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Our embedded programs allow you to obtain a certificate or an associate degree on the way to earning your bachelor’s degree at DeVry.

*This represents the Medical Billing and Coding Undergraduate Certificate, Associate in Health Information Technology and Bachelor’s in Technical Management with a specialization in Health Information Management. The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

 

"I think the online interaction with the teachers and my classmates was way more than I expected. I do love how you can reach out to your teacher almost any time."

Jennifer Aragon Student — Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management

Bachelor's Degree vs. Associate Degree

In traditional terms, a bachelor’s degree is a four-year degree, while an associate degree is a two-year degree. However, with DeVry's year-round, 8-week class sessions, our Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, for example, can be earned in as little as 2 years and 8 months.2

When deciding which degree you'd like to pursue, it is helpful to look at what each offers more than how long it takes to earn one or the other. Look at an associate degree as a way to establish a basic set of skills in your area of interest. This can be a great first step if you want to add a credential to your resume in the near future. A bachelor's degree, on the other hand, will provide a deeper dive into business, management and technical skills, as well as your specified area of study.

A bachelor’s degree program can be seen as having two parts. Core courses focus primarily on fundamental skills, while program-specific and specialized courses help you further hone your skillset in your chosen major or field of study.

At DeVry, many of our associate degree programs are designed to stack into a related bachelor's degree. This means you can complete many of your core classes while earning an associate degree. Afterwards, you can apply those credit hours directly toward your bachelor's at DeVry when you're ready. The specifics of how programs and courses stack will vary based on exactly which associate degree and which bachelor’s degree programs you choose.

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

Earning a bachelor’s degree is a major milestone for your education. Having this additional credential on your resume can provide several personal and professional benefits, such as:

  • Broader job possibilities: Many positions in today’s workforce require or recommend a bachelor’s degree. By earning one, you may be prepared for more job opportunities.
  • Specialized knowledge: A bachelor’s degree provides a broad foundation of knowledge and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. Having this credential on your resume can let employers know that you are well-versed in your area of study.
  • Potential for higher earnings: In many cases, positions that require a bachelor’s degree may pay more than positions that don’t. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that those who have a bachelor's degree typically earn around 67% more per week than those with only a high school diploma.
  • Personal growth: Earning a bachelor’s degree can help improve your self-confidence and expand your overall understanding of the world. The communication, writing and critical thinking skills you can gain from a bachelor's program have the potential to be highly applicable in your personal life as well.
  • Job satisfaction: A bachelor's can help give you the ability to pursue the career you’ve always wanted. Working in an industry you love and are knowledgeable about is a great way to improve your mindset about work.
  • Greater employability: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bachelor's degree holders had an unemployment rate of only 5.5% in 2020. This is significantly less than the 9% unemployment rate of those who only have a high school diploma or GED.

FAQs: Bachelor's Degree


What is a Bachelor's Degree?

A bachelor’s degree is a college degree earned in a specific field of study, such as accounting or information technology. Some students earn a bachelor’s right after high school, while others spend time in the workforce or pursue an undergraduate certificate or associate degree before enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program.

Some fields, particularly those in business management and technology, require a bachelor’s degree for entry. Other career paths may require this degree for higher-level positions such as management. A bachelor’s can stand on its own or serve as a stepping stone to a graduate degree such as a master’s or MBA.


How long does it take to get a Bachelor's Degree?

A traditional bachelor’s degree is generally considered a four-year degree. Depending on the program you choose, your pre-existing, qualifying transfer credits and whether you enroll full-time or part-time, it could take more or less time to earn your degree. Our Bachelor’s in Business Administration, for example, can be earned in as little as 2 years and 8 months.2

Our bachelor’s degree programs typically require a minimum of 120 credit hours. However, you may already have qualifying credits you can apply. You can transfer in qualified courses that you previously took at another academic institution, and even gain credit for qualifying previous military training or professional certifications.


Can I get a Bachelor's Degree online?

We make it easy to pursue an online bachelor's degree. With our dedicated learning platform, a variety of tools and a collaborative support team, you can earn your degree from anywhere in the world. We provide you with a full range of resources, including student services, academic advising, a technical help desk and a student support advisor who’s with you throughout your time at DeVry.

At DeVry, our online bachelor's degree programs offer the same tools, resources and professor-led instruction as our on-campus programs. You can rest assured that you're receiving a quality education regardless of the program you choose.


What bachelor's degrees can I get online?

DeVry offers numerous bachelor’s degrees in areas across business, technology, healthcare, media arts and liberal arts. Here are just a few:

  • Accounting – Learn the latest budgeting and accounting practices.
  • Computer Information Systems – Gain skills that can help you overcome technology challenges in the modern workplace.
  • Finance – Combine business administration and management skills to build better financial practices in the world of business.
  • Healthcare Administration – Help patients receive the care they need by ensuring that hospitals, doctor's offices and other care facilities run smoothly.
  • Human Resource Management – Learn how to manage the concerns of employees and the needs of a company with this exciting degree program.
  • Information Technology – Design systems that facilitate security and efficiency, allowing employees to perform their work without interruption.
  • Project Management – Build skills that will help you manage budgets, timelines and project staff.
  • Software Development – Create the software systems of tomorrow by building your coding skills and time management abilities.

Do online bachelor's degrees say they were earned online?

No. Degrees earned through an online program are functionally the same as degrees earned in person. When you receive your degree, there is no indication that it was earned online. At DeVry, your degree indicates your year of graduation and program of study.


Why Earn a Bachelor's Degree?

People earn bachelor’s degrees for many reasons. These credentials have the potential to provide the following benefits and more:

  • Add a higher-level credential to your resume
  • Help position yourself to qualify for a promotion or transfer
  • Apply for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree
  • Pursue roles with increased earning potential
  • Gain specialized knowledge in a particular field of study
  • Expand your overall body of knowledge

How many credits are required for a bachelor's degree?

At DeVry, our bachelor's degree programs typically require a minimum of 120 credit hours for completion. Some areas of study may require more credits, though this will vary based on the specialization you choose.


Difference between a bachelor's degree vs. an associate degree

A bachelor's degree is typically a longer, more detailed program while an associate usually takes less time to complete and focuses on more entry-level skills. Each degree can be earned faster or slower depending upon your pre-existing qualifying transfer credits, course of study and course load.

Associate degrees tend to cover more generalized knowledge about an industry while a bachelor's dives deeper into your field of study. Both degrees are excellent options that can potentially increase your appeal to an employer.

With embedded programs at DeVry, you may not have to choose between an associate and a bachelor's. In select programs, you can earn an associate degree while on the path toward pursuing your bachelor’s.


Online Degree Programs

Check out DeVry’s wide selection of on-campus and online degree programs that include certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and MBA degree programs.

Accreditation Matters

DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. Our Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

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