November 12, 2012 1:36 PM Subscribe
Does it matter if I pursue a 4 year general degree over a 4 year honors degree?
posted by rylan to Education (16 answers total)
To give a bit of a background, I am a fifth year undergraduate student. I recently earned my degree in Communications and just started my second degree in something very similar to Social Work. Outside of academia, I have two going on three years worth of experience in the insurance field as part of claims intake/customer service. Beyond that, I don't have any recent volunteering or internship experience.
Currently, I'm conflicted when it comes to pursuing a 4 year general degree compared to a 4 year honors degree. The major differences include 1) less courses required for a four year general degree compared to an honors degree and 2) minimum average requirements for my major differ (honors degree=75% and general degree=70%). The general degree option sounds better for me because I would like to graduate earlier.
So, my question is---will pursuing a general degree instead of an honors degree affect any future job opportunities? What about grad school opportunities a couple of years from now?