Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Now Is the Time To Start Your Bachelor's Degree

Begin your academic and career journey with an undergraduate degree from GCU. Many bachelor’s programs are available either on our beautiful Phoenix campus or online. Some degrees are also offered during the evening to fit within your busy schedule.

41%

of 2022 traditional campus students spent less than three years at GCU to complete their degrees.

91.5%

of 2022 traditional campus students spent less than four years at GCU to complete their degrees.

Explore BA, BSW and BS Degree Options

Each program offered by GCU is centered around teaching students to be effective communicators, transformative leaders and innovative thinkers. With a variety of options to choose from — including Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) — there may be a program that is right for you.

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Choose a Bachelor’s Program From GCU

GCU’s bachelor’s degree options cover various career interests. Explore the many benefits a campus, evening or online bachelor’s degree can offer based on your lifestyle and goals.

Studying at GCU means earning a degree that promotes:

GCU has seen immense growth within the last 10 years. Pursue your bachelor’s program while studying in one of our laboratories, classrooms and residence halls.

All bachelor’s degrees at GCU allow students the opportunity to build on their networking skills and develop lifelong friendships with peers and career connections with industry professionals.

Earning your bachelor’s undergraduate degree means a higher chance of career readiness and potentially higher pay. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2022, workers age 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree made more money than high school graduates — about $579 a week more.1

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Begin Your Undergraduate Degree at GCU

GCU’s diverse undergraduate degree programs are taught by instructors who are knowledgeable in their fields and who are here to help guide you on your educational path. As an institutionally accredited university through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), we offer accredited bachelor’s degrees online and in person. Whether you pursue your degree online, on campus or through evening classes, you will have access to quality education and the opportunity to gain knowledge and experiences that explore your interests.

Bachelor’s Degree Program FAQs

If you are ready to get started on your campus or online bachelor’s degree, start your research here by reading through our answers to these commonly asked questions.

A bachelor’s degree program can take approximately four years to complete, depending on your program, student status (part-time or full-time), and any previous education or transfer credits. In 2022, over 91% of traditional campus graduates spent less than four years at GCU to complete their degrees, and over 40% of traditional campus graduates spent less than three years at GCU.

Yes, GCU offers accredited bachelor’s degrees online and on campus. Our university has been institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968, providing a foundation of trust for quality education in both modalities.

Earning an online bachelor’s degree from an accredited university like GCU demonstrates a quality education that meets accreditation standards in key areas, such as student academic achievement, student services and resources, teaching and learning effectiveness and financial stewardship.

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree typically offers more courses in science, math and technology subjects and may focus more on logic, reasoning and quantitative skills. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree often focuses on coursework around the arts, humanities and social sciences, with a stronger focus on developing critical thinking and communication skills.

Some schools offer accelerated bachelor’s programs for those who meet specific admission and programmatic requirements and are able to pursue their degree in a shorter time. An example of this type of program is GCU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), where non-nursing degree holders may earn their BSN through a 16-month program.2

 

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2023, May). Education Pays, 2022. Retrieved on Dec. 1, 2023.

2 Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

Find a bachelor’s degree that meets your personal or professional goals. Contact us today to enroll or get answers to your remaining questions about choosing your program.

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