The True Value of a Bachelor's Degree

by South University 14 August 2014

Wondering whether it's worth it to earn a bachelor's degree? The answer is an emphatic YES -- and the reasons may surprise you. Read on and discover 4 reasons to consider completing your bachelor's degree instead of settling for an associate's degree or high school diploma.

Graduation Cap imageYou'll up your earning potential

The age-old rumors about a bachelor's degree upping your earning potential are true. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that a person with a bachelor's degree will earn almost 1.5 times as much per week as someone with an associate's degree, and 1.7 times as much as someone who has only earned a high school diploma. Simply put, a bachelor's pays off over time.

You'll have a better chance of finding work

Sure, a bachelor's will help you earn more, but did you know it will also help you find work? The most recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 1.6 more earners with associate's degrees are unemployed in the current market. When you enter the workforce with a bachelor's, you enter with a leg up.

It will open career doors

Have you ever taken a look at entry-level job listings? Most companies won't consider applicants who don't have bachelor's degrees. More and more, a bachelor's degree is perceived as an entry-level degree necessary to take your career to the next level. Make sure you're ready to enter the fray with the right degree.

You can be proud of your degree

Here's something you can't put a value on -- the feeling of true pride when you see your name on that degree. A bachelor's degree is a symbol of the hard work and effort you've put into your education. When you earn your baccalaureate degree, you're taking part in a tradition that's existed since the Middle Ages. Your degree is evidence of your commitment to learning. Earning a degree shows just how much you value education.

Whether you get a degree for its career impact, because you long to continue your education past a high school diploma or associate's degree, or just because you're passionate about learning, remember: a bachelor's degree is something worth striving for and a real educational achievement.

Request information to find out how to get started on your bachelor's degree at South University, Online Programs.

South University Introduces the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations

by South University 28 February 2013

South University is proud to introduce their newest program--the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, bringing the total degree offering for South University’s online College of Business to twelve programs: three Associate’s, four Bachelor’s and five Master’s degree programs.

The Public Relations curriculum includes Fundamentals of Persuasion, Ethics in Mass Communication, International Public Relations and other courses designed to prepare students for a successful career in the growing and fast-paced field of Public Relations. This program is ideal for students interested in the media and mass communication as well as in assisting clients to build and maintain positive relationships with the public. Current students may not be eligible to participate in this program.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in public relations, please contact your Admissions Representative to learn more.

Featured Program: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

by South University 8 March 2011

Thanks to new technology, crime is constantly evolving and taking on new forms. South University has responded by offering a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program online. It’s an undergraduate degree program that joins South University’s other associate’s and master’s degree programs in criminal justice online.

What’s so great about this bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice? South University’s bachelor’s degree program in Criminal Justice online is designed to help you meet this need and launch an entry-level career in the expansive arena of criminal justice and law enforcement.

The education you’ll receive in this criminal justice program online is diverse. It is for those already working in law enforcement that are looking to enhance career potential, for those looking to make a career change, or for those simply starting out towards a career in criminal justice. Classes are taught by our practitioner faculty and you can choose one of five specializations:

  • Corrections
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Cyber Crime
  • Juvenile Justice

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice? If you were to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in criminal Justice, you would be prepared for a number of entry level positions in law enforcement.

If you would like to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree program online, click here, or simply call 1-888-444-3404 and speak with an Admissions Representative.