Top Jobs for DBU's Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Programs

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Choosing an undergraduate degree major is a huge decision. Some prospective college students already know what career path they want to pursue, and others have no idea.

DBU proudly offers over 80 undergraduate majors that lead to Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Music degrees.

As an intentionally Christian university, our mission is to develop Christian servant leaders through a transformative educational experience that integrates faith and learning in every classroom and curriculum. Our graduates serve in various fields as Christian doctors, lawyers, educators, politicians, and scientists, to name a few.

DBU's Most Popular Bachelor's Degree Programs

Since 1898, DBU has furthered our mission to transform the lives of students who will transform the world, all for the glory of God. Here's a list of our most popular bachelor's degree programs based on enrollment and the jobs majors in these disciplines can get.

Biology (BA/BS)

Course offerings in the Biology curriculum provide pre-professional training for students pursuing careers in the biological sciences such as nursing, pre-med, dentistry, and other health fields. The curriculum also prepares undergraduate students for teaching biology or science to elementary and secondary school students. Biology BA/BS jobs include:

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate multiple aspects of patient care in hospitals, doctor's offices, home healthcare settings, outpatient clinics, and schools. Nurses can specialize in fields like pediatrics, oncology, cardiology, and critical care.

Some administrative nursing positions require a master's degree. DBU's Pre-Nursing program prepares students for nursing school.

The job outlook for RNs is expected to grow 6% from 2022-2032, faster than the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Physicians and Surgeons

If you wish to care for the sick, consider becoming a physician or surgeon. Doctors and surgeons diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses and help patients maintain their health. They work in various settings, such as physician offices, hospitals, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Physicians and surgeons need a bachelor's degree and a medical degree, which takes four more years to complete, along with three to nine years in internship and residency programs, depending on the specialty. DBU prepares students to enter medical school with a robust Pre-Med program.

The job outlook for physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 3% from 2022-2032.

Other jobs you can get with a biology degree include:

Business (BBA/BBS)

DBU's College of Business students learn critical problem-solving skills and fundamental knowledge of essential business disciplines like accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, and information technology. Graduates serve in numerous business roles.

Popular Business Administration (BBA) major fields include Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship. Jobs you can get with a BBA include:

Management Analyst

If you like problem-solving, management analysts identify and recommend ways to improve an organization's efficiency. They frequently travel to consult with clients and explore ways to improve and enhance business processes, streamline daily operations, and increase profitability.

The job outlook for a management analyst is projected to grow 10% from 2022-2032, much faster than the national average.

Financial Analyst

If you enjoy working with numbers and finance, financial analysts guide businesses and individuals in monetary decisions, aiming to increase value. They assess how stocks, bonds, and other investments perform and make professional finance recommendations. Financial analysts work in banks, brokerages, insurance companies, and other organizations.

In addition to a bachelor's degree, this job may require special licenses, certifications, and registrations.

The job outlook for financial analysts is projected to grow 8% from 2022-2032, much faster than the national average for all occupations.

Other jobs for business degree holders include:

  • Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Accountant
  • Commercial Real Estate Manager

Education (BA/BS)

Teaching is a wonderful, challenging, and rewarding occupation. DBU's Dorothy M. Bush College of Education offers routes to educator certifications in multiple disciplines, such as Teacher Certification 4-8 and Teacher Certification 7-12. Education majors can also work as training and development specialists at companies like American Airlines and Lockheed Martin. Let's explore some details about these jobs.

Teacher

If you love kids and want to help shape their future, you can pursue a bachelor's degree to teach core curriculum like reading and math to elementary, middle school, and high school students.

Teachers can work in private or public schools with a bachelor's degree and state-issued certification or license. The job outlook is expected to hold steady in all grades from 2022-2032.

Postsecondary teachers teach at colleges and universities and need either a master's degree or a Ph.D., and the job outlook for this position is projected to grow 8% from 2022-2032.

Training and Development Specialist

If teaching and developing training modules for various businesses, nonprofits, and organizations appeals to you, consider becoming a training and development specialist. These professionals plan and administer programs to enhance employees' skills and knowledge in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and finance.

Job outlook for training and development specialists is projected to grow 6% from 2022-2032, faster than average.

Other jobs education majors can get include:

  • Curriculum Writer
  • Daycare Owner/Operator
  • Children's Minister or Youth Minister
  • Nonprofit Trainer
  • Educational Specialist at Museums

Psychology (BA/BS)

DBU encourages undergraduate Psychology majors to integrate psychology with Christian teachings. A Christian perspective is vital in this field — an entire course addresses psychology and Christianity. Psychology explores the human mind and behavior. DBU offers a general psychology major, as well as Child Life Specialist, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Industrial/Organization Psychology.

Here are details about two popular jobs for psychology degree holders.

Christian-based Mental Health Counselor

Mental health counselors treat patients for various mental conditions and disorders, including trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, and substance abuse. A Christian mental health counselor offers psychological healing within a biblical framework.

To become a licensed professional counselor, you'll need a bachelor's and master's degree, such as DBU's M.A. in Professional Counseling or an M.A. in Christian Counseling.

The job outlook for mental health counselors is projected to grow 18% from 2022-2032, way beyond the national average.

Social Worker

Social workers help people prevent and cope with challenging issues in their daily lives. Some social workers specialize in child welfare or the elderly population. They work in various settings, including human service agencies, hospitals, and schools.

Social workers need a bachelor's degree, and some states require a license. The job outlook for social workers is faster than average, with projected growth of 7% from 2022-2032.

Other jobs for psychology degree holders include:

  • Probation Officer
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Career Counselor

There is a wealth of career opportunities for students who complete one of DBU's most popular bachelor's degree programs. Our caring staff is always ready to help you fulfill your educational goals. If you have any questions, please reach out to our dedicated Admissions team.


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