Undergraduate Degree Programs

Our graduates are prepared with the right skills, and the right perspectives

As a school of choice for business and professional education, our defined focus can give you a competitive edge. And with our strong liberal arts core, you’ll be able to look at opportunities from new perspectives.

At Nichols, you’ll be taught by leaders who have “been there”—our faculty are highly experienced in their field. You’ll find hands-on learning experiences at every turn. With professional development weaved throughout our curriculum, your degree will take you further, giving you skills that can put you over the top when it’s time to make your next move after college.

Degree Programs

We offer two undergraduate degree programs:

You choose your program, then you choose from our diverse majors and specializations.

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 concentration. Business students complete a total of 121 credit hours.

Learn more about our BSBA concentrations:

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:

From there, whether you want to jump into the job market or go on to graduate studies, you’ll have the foundation you need.

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.