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An online bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona Global Campus can be a great catalyst to a new career and a new life. An increasing number of job opportunities require at least some college experience. You may open up a new world of employment opportunities by pursuing your bachelor’s degree online. Choose from a diverse amount of online degree programs available at UAGC.

The Forbes School of Business & Technology® alone has a portfolio of online program options to accommodate a variety of career paths. If there is a job you’ve been dreaming about, earning a bachelor’s degree online from the University of Arizona Global Campus can make that dream a reality.

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The University of Arizona Global Campus is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC is one of seven regional accrediting commissions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. Regional accreditation is generally regarded as the established standard for institutional accreditation in the United States. Regional accreditation provides the widest possible acceptance by other college and universities when evaluating transfer credits and graduate school applications, and by employers when evaluating the credentials of candidates for employment. Ashford University* accreditation was reaffirmed in July 2019 for six years.

The University of Arizona Global Campus is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is committed to improving the academic quality for its 3,000 member institutions and 60 accrediting agencies.

Top 10 Requested Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Find many competitive and valuable educational disciplines among UAGC online bachelor’s degree programs, including accounting, business administration, education, social & criminal justice, and various sciences.

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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Systems

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership

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Emphases at UAGC

An emphasis provides you with additional opportunities to broaden and enrich your education that is distinct from and enhances your major. It may be taken as a way to expand career options, to prepare for graduate study, or simply to explore in greater depth an area different from your major. An emphasis consists of three (3), three (3) credit courses.

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SMART Track Jump start your Master’s degree

Make the most of your higher education with SMART Track. The SMART Track program offers the University of Arizona Global Campus bachelor’s students a convenient way to get a jump start on a master’s degree at Global Campus. With SMART Track, you can:

  • Participate in graduate courses while still an undergraduate
  • Reduce the time you spend pursuing your master’s degree
  • Save money on tuition, bachelor’s-level tuition applies to any Global Campus master’s-level coursework attempted as part of the bachelor’s program in any of our colleges

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Explore Online Learning Bachelor's Degrees

Can you get a bachelor’s degree online? This is a common question many people ask when considering their options of going back to school. If higher education is something you’ve been putting off, our bachelor’s degree programs may be the answer you need. There are many reasons to pursue your undergraduate degree online at the University of Arizona Global Campus compared to traditional colleges: schedule flexibility, a diverse selection of degree programs, accelerated course options, and more. When you pursue a bachelor’s degree in an online learning format, you can enjoy convenient scheduling and fast-paced learning opportunities. Global Campus also provides students with access to a variety of digital tools available to accelerate learning and keep you engaged during your studies. Trying to choose between degrees? Explore our article on Associate vs Bachelor's Degrees.

Which Major do I Choose? Bachelor's Degrees

Many online bachelor’s degree programs have subtle differences, so be sure to thoroughly research your degree to learn which one is best for you. Global Campus offers a full catalog of college degrees, with varying specializations and depth. The curriculum isn’t the only consideration that students should make, though. The learning format, faculty, and available technology should all be factors when choosing the online BA program that is best for you.

When it comes to conquering your career goals, you need the perfect balance of education, skills, and tenacity. Having too much of one and not enough of another can leave you vulnerable in your job search, especially at times of economic uncertainty. 

When it comes to earning a college degree, however, one thing is certain: a bachelor’s degree may help you secure your future. In a good or bad economy, a bachelor’s degree has the possibility to — among other things — increase your potential earnings, give you a competitive advantage, and position you for greater achievements professionally and personally. 

Types of Bachelor's Degrees

The two types of bachelor degrees offered at Global Campus are:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA Degree)

A Bachelor of Arts degree focuses more on exploring the liberal arts, as it requires fewer credits that are directly associated with the chosen major. Students will take courses that are more related with liberal arts, and receive degree credits from them. Popular online BA degrees offered at UAGC include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Healthcare Administration.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS Degree)

A Bachelor of Science degree focuses more on the subject matter of the degree, requiring more credits that are directly associated with the chosen major. Students will take courses that are directly related to understanding the practical features of their selected degree. Popular online BS degree programs offered at UAGC include: Information Technology, Nursing, and Health Information Management.

Online Accelerated Bachelor’s Degrees

Unlike a brick-and-mortar college that offers the traditional four-year degree, UAGC offers accelerated online courses for our bachelor’s programs. All of the online bachelor’s degrees are comprised of 5-week courses that can be taken one at a time. When you pursue a bachelor’s degree in an online learning format, you can enjoy convenient scheduling and fast-paced learning opportunities. UAGC also provides students with access to a variety of digital tools available to accelerate learning and keep you engaged during your studies.

When it comes to conquering your career goals, you need the perfect balance of education, skills, and tenacity. Having too much of one and not enough of another can leave you vulnerable in your job search, especially at times of economic uncertainty. 

When it comes to earning a college degree, however, one thing is certain: a bachelor’s degree may help you secure your future. In a good or bad economy, a bachelor’s degree has the possibility to — among other things — increase your potential earnings, give you a competitive advantage, and position you for greater achievements professionally and personally. 


Is A Bachelor's Degree Worth It?

Here are five reasons a bachelor’s degree is still worth getting

1. Education pays 

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics — the agency that studies labor economics and employment data — finds that median usual weekly earnings for bachelor’s degree holders is $1,198, which is 39% higher than that of a person with a high school diploma and no college education. 

Your earning potential may increase with every level of education you complete. The median weekly earnings for someone with a master’s degree is typically 16% higher than someone with a bachelor’s degree, the agency reports, and doctoral graduates earn median weekly earnings that are 21% greater than master’s degree holders. 

2. A bachelor’s degree can be a stepping-stone

“These degrees mean business connections and opportunities that never existed before,” explains graduate Lynn Currie, who saw her Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship** as a means to get ahead as she launched her own consulting business. 

“The companies I work with see my proven track record in business, and now the education I have fully supported that experience,” she adds.

After completing her undergraduate program, Lynn returned to college to earn her Master of Business Administration. She is not alone, as the U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of master’s degree holders has doubled since 2000, with 21 million people now holding advanced degrees. 

Recognizing that many students are adept at multitasking and time management, Global Campus offers the Smart Track, which allows undergraduates to take master’s degree-level courses while they earn their bachelor’s degrees. Smart Track students are able to complete their graduate degrees up to 18 weeks ahead of their peers, giving them a head start in their careers. Watch the video for more information.

3. Expertise matters in today’s job market

When you want to gain a position in one of today’s in-demand career fields, expertise matters. Health Care Administration, Nursing, and IT are among the bachelor’s degrees that can open doors for you: 

Health Care Administration
Health care remains one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, and, like any industry, it needs leadership. A health care administration program will immerse you in relevant topics such as regulation and financing, health care planning, and health policy; while positioning you to pursue roles in hospital operations, facilities management, and clinical research management, among others. 

RN to BSN in Nursing
Nurses are on the front lines of every health care emergency, so it is not a surprise to see the occupation listed among the country’s most in-demand jobs. In recent years, a bachelor’s degree has become a requirement for nurses in some regions, with many employers urging longtime RNs to return to school for their undergraduate degrees. For Global Campus' RN to BSN program, applicants must possess an active, unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse or its equivalent in at least one U.S. state, and all students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study.

At the same time, today’s nurses must adapt to changing regulations and patient procedures, explains LaTonya Santo, EdD, MSN, RN, and an associate professor who serves as lead faculty for the University of Arizona Global Campus Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

“The bachelor’s program focuses on caring for a population of people versus one patient,” she says. “Gone are the days when you could stay in the hospital for weeks with a minor illness. Healthcare has moved from hospitals into the community, with a focus on wellness, health promotion, and illness prevention.” 

Information Technology
With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting faster than average growth for Network Administrators and other computer science-related positions, a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology can help you break into the field. As technology is always evolving, there will always be a demand for educated professionals that can transition organizations to improved, faster computer networks. 

It’s worth emphasizing that Health Care and Information Technology, specifically, have been deemed “recession-proof” or “recession-resistant” industries because they can thrive in good and bad economies. That’s a relief for professionals seeking job security or returning to school so they can pursue work in a relevant field.

4. A bachelor’s degree offers career versatility

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that a person will have an average of 12 jobs over one lifetime, but moving up the corporate ladder or changing careers later in life can be challenging with limited education. 

While you may need to return to school if you plan to leap into a brand new field, many bachelor’s degree programs will give you transferrable skills that can make it easier to pursue a career that aligns with your personal and professional ambitions. 

“I can’t be in my field without a degree,” says graduate Yenette Perryman, who used her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management to help build her own consulting firm. 

“A degree puts me in a place where I can be a lot more competitive in my field. It puts me in a place where my education parallels my experience,” she adds.

5. A bachelor’s degree can build confidence

No list of bachelor’s degree benefits would be complete without including the confidence boost that comes with holding your degree in-hand. 

“Having a degree allows you to influence the world,” explains graduate Elton Thomas. “I’ve had ideas before and wanted to do things a certain way, but having a degree opens doors to people who will listen to you and take you seriously.”

That feeling of accomplishment and knowing that you overcame whatever obstacles stood between you and your degree cannot be quantified by any research study. That feeling of success is yours alone, and it will stay with you for the rest of your life. 

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* Ashford University is now the University of Arizona Global Campus

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