Generally, the bachelor’s degree is recognized worldwide as the first university degree you earn. Although students enrolled full-time can earn the degree in four years, many take up to six years to earn the required 120 to 128 credits.
In most colleges and universities, the course of study that leads to a bachelor’s degree consists of concentrated work in a major, such as psychology or business, and wide-ranging work in a variety of subjects, such as the liberal arts, to give students a broad foundation of knowledge. However, some bachelor’s degree programs focus on intensive study in a particular field without the broad liberal arts background. The most common bachelor’s degrees are the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), although there are many other titles.