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:

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.

"A to B" Business Program

If you’re pursuing an Associate’s degree in business at a Massachusetts community college, you may be able to add a Bachelor of Business Administration without changing your routine. Our “A to B” Business Program lets you complete a third year of business coursework at your current school, then transfer the credits to Nichols and pursue a BSBA in your fourth year.

4+1 MBA Program

As a Nichols undergraduate, you can continue your business education without missing a beat. Our 4+1 MBA Program gives you the advantage of starting your career with a Masters in Business Administration by simply adding one more year to your studies.