The Top 3 Majors of Undergraduate Students

More students are choosing to earn their undergraduate degree in majors that assure immediate career placement upon graduation.  Some of the top majors amongst college undergrads are Nursing, Business and Education.  These undergraduate degree programs are offered at a variety of colleges and universities across the country and the need for these professionals continue to rise.

In the year 2020 it has been estimated that there will be a shortage of 800,000 nurses.  As the world’s population continues to live longer the healthcare field remains lucrative.  Student earning a degree in nursing are also given more opportunities in education.  Many colleges offer adult education online which provide a student with the flexibility of class schedules and because of job security and increasing need, more students are pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing.

Many students are also earning business degrees because of the wide range of opportunities it provides in their professional careers.  Business majors can focus their education on Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Specialization.  Although it seems our economy is struggling in areas of finance, business majors can secure job placement in banks, retail management, brokerage firms and much more.  There is a vast opportunity for business majors which make it a popular choice amongst undergrads.

As many students understand the importance of education, they also familiarize themselves with the need for teachers and professors in the educational system, thus education is also a growing field of study.  Students earning an Education degree are given the opportunity to earn their degree in Elementary Education, Child Development, Secondary Education, to name a few and continue on to earn a master’s degree or doctorate.  There is also a high demand for English teachers in foreign countrie providing jobs opportunities to new grads seeking adventure and a new career.  

Many professional careers cannot be attained without a college education and Bachelor’s degree thus the importance of an education, but with the high volume of college graduates entering the professional work environment each year and the struggles in securing jobs it is wise for individuals to earn their degree in fields that are in demand. 

As the industry for healthcare, education and business continue to grow around the world choosing undergraduate degrees in the fields of Nursing, Business and Education may be a wise move among college students.

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Wayland Baptist University is among the leading Christian Colleges in the United States offering a wide variety of Undergraduate Programs for their students.  Regardless of where you choose to study with WBU, Wayland has several options for those with an interest in preparing for their futures at Christian, Baptist colleges and universities.