In order to study for an undergraduate degree, students will need a high school diploma or GED (General Education Development).
Four years of study
In the U.S., students study a four-year undergraduate program to earn a bachelor’s degree at a college or university. These four years are known as the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.
At Pace, international students will spend their first semesters developing well-rounded critical thinking skills by studying a range of subjects including English, humanities, mathematics, and social and natural sciences. Students also enroll in our University 101 class which helps them transition to university life and learn how to achieve success at Pace.
After students successfully complete their general subject courses, they will begin taking those courses associated with their major. This is a chosen field of study based on the student’s intellectual and professional interests, with the help of academic advisors. Some students are certain of their intended major before coming to Pace. Others make that decision after they enroll and learn more about what drives them to succeed, generally in their second (or sophomore) year of study.
You will find that most Bachelor’s degrees are classified as BA (Bachelor of Arts), BS (Bachelor of Science) or BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration). The Bachelor of Arts degrees generally focus on arts, humanities, and social sciences, while the Bachelor of Science degrees are concentrated in the natural sciences, computer science and information systems, mathematics, and physics. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is specific to business majors.