Degrees & Programs
Every Nichols student is a leader in training.
We offer two undergraduate degree programs:
You choose your program, then you choose from our diverse majors and specializations.
From there, whether you want to jump into the job market or go on to graduate studies, you’ll have the foundation you need.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Our business core curriculum consists of 37 credit hours. These courses cover critical areas of business, including accounting, computer information systems, finance, management and marketing. Students must also complete 18-27 credit hours in their chosen specialization. Business students complete a total of 121 credit hours.
Learn more about our BSBA specializations:
- Business Communication
- Criminal Justice Management
- General Business
- Hospitality Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Sport Management
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Our liberal arts core consists of 12 credit hours of humanities and world culture. Students must also complete 30 credits in their chosen major. Liberal arts students complete a total of 120 credit hours.
Learn more about our BA majors:
Professional Development Seminar
Nichols award-winning, four-year Professional Development Seminar (PDS) helps you develop the career skills you need to start your career the right way.
Honors Scholar Program
Undergraduate students at Nichols have the opportunity to be recognized for outstanding academic achievement as a Nichols Honors Scholar.
Educator Preparation Program
Thinking about becoming a teacher? Nichols College Educator Preparation Program trains you to be an effective teacher of business, history, English or mathematics in middle or secondary schools.
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Want to start your own business or join a family business? Then consider pursuing a Certificate in Entrepreneurship while at Nichols.
Accelerated MBA Program - 2 degrees; 5 years
As a Nichols undergraduate, you can continue your business education without missing a beat. Our Accelerated MBA program gives you the advantage of starting your career with a Masters of Business Administration by simply adding one more year to your studies.
Accelerated MSA program - 2 degrees; 4 years
If you are considering majoring in accounting and want to become a CPA, take advantage of Nichols accelerated program in accounting - 4 short years, 10 large letters (BSBA, MSA, CPA). Courses are built around the CPA exam preparation, and the accelerated program provides the 150 hours of coursework required to take the CPA exam.