Bachelor's Degrees

An undergraduate degree from one of our top Canadian or American university partners is the first step towards the career you’ve always wanted. Study Group will help you take that first step by placing you on an international student pathway to a Bachelor’s degree.

Which types of Bachelor’s degree do Study Group’s partner universities offer?

Our range of Bachelor’s degrees in North America offers you a wide choice of majors across five broad disciplines.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc) are the most common, covering a wide range of subjects. Students can also choose to pursue a more specialized degree, such as the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), or the Bachelor of Commerce (BComm).

You can study an accelerated three-year Bachelor's degree at our partner, Royal Roads University in Canada. Years three and four are compressed into 12 or 18 months of study to save you time and money.

Find a Bachelor’s degree program to suit you

Need help to choose a major?

What is a pre-professional program?

A pre-professional program prepares you for advanced study aiming towards a specific career. The program is made up of courses which qualify you for admission to a professional degree program. You will need to study a pre-professional program if you plan to go on to study at law school or medical school. Types of pre-professional programs include law, medicine, health-related fields, and engineering. Most pre-professional programs are not considered a declared major. Students can choose any major and still complete a pre-professional program.

Which program should I study if I want to become a medical doctor?

Pre-medical (pre-med) is program of study that undergraduate students in the US take to prepare for medical school. Pre-med students do pre-med coursework, volunteer activities, and research. They gain clinical experience and work through the application process for medical school.

How will you progress through university in North America?

Year 1 – Freshman Year

  • Introductory courses in a wide range of subjects
  • Required core academic courses
  • A solid educational grounding
  • Building the foundation from which to expand your knowledge and skills
  • Introductory courses in what you hope will become your main program of study (your major)

Year 2 – Sophomore Year

  • Some core courses and some advancing to the next level
  • Prerequisite courses for your major (if you’ve decided on a subject)
  • Electives in subjects that especially interest you

Year 3 – Junior Year

  • Declare your major
  • More focused and in-depth study
  • Advanced courses for your major

Year 4 – Senior Year

  • Final courses and exams required for your Canadian or American Bachelor's degree 

Which types of course make up a Bachelor’s degree in the USA and Canada?

Core courses

Also known as 'general education' courses, core courses provide the foundation for your degree. All students take core courses in subjects including mathematics, humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Major courses

Your major is your main subject area. You will be required to take specific subject area courses for your major (usually beginning in your third year). You will also choose from other subject options related to your major.

Minor courses

A minor is a secondary area of university study. It involves a smaller number of required courses than a major. Students usually take a minor either for personal interest or to specialize within a major.

Academic tracks

An academic track is a group of courses that focuses on a specific sub-discipline within a major. It can be tailored to suit your specific interests, e.g. a marketing track within a business major.

Co-operative education/internships

Some degree programs let you combine your studies with professional experience. This might be paid work experience through a Co-operative Education Program, where work becomes an integral part of your degree (available at Widener University). Unpaid internships can also provide valuable experience and are often eligible for credit towards your degree (available at Royal Roads University and James Madison University).

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