Bachelor’s Degree

Whether you are looking to begin your college education or have decided to return to school to complete your degree, consider enrolling in one of Seattle Central’s bachelor’s degree programs:

Our bachelor’s degrees are designed to give you an exceptional education:

  • Increase your knowledge and experience in your area of study.
  • Gain practical, real-world skills in management, critical analysis, leadership and more, which will help advance you professionally and enrich you personally.
  • Become part of a skilled workforce that is in demand and meets the needs of our community.
  • Benefit from lower tuition costs than at comparable programs in the area. The money you save could go toward graduate school.

Bachelor’s Degrees at Community Colleges

Seattle Central is one of several community and technical colleges in Washington state that offer Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. Historically, community colleges have offered only two-year degrees. However, in a growing number of fields, a bachelor’s degree is the minimum level of education required to obtain employment. In response, Seattle Central has developed four–year programs that build on certain associate degrees currently offered and more are in the works.

“Applied” Bachelor’s Degrees

Seattle Central is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities to confer four–year Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degrees. These “applied” degrees build on associate degrees and provide workplace skills in specific career areas. Compared to traditional four–year degrees at universities, applied bachelor's degrees incorporate more hands–on learning focused on a particular industry. They are designed with strong internship components and often offer credit for prior learning and workplace experience.


Our bachelor’s degrees are structured in what’s called a “2 + 2” format. They comprise an additional two years of coursework, which builds on associate degree programs currently offered, and are designed for students who already have these two–year degrees or have earned comparable degrees at other institutions.