The following majors have been selected because of the possibility of securing a living-wage, professional entry-level job in our local economy.  Three majors (Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work) often require continued education at the Master's level, and Liberal Studies requires an additional year for a Teaching Credential, but overall, the majors chosen allow a student to enter the workforce directly. 

All programs are fully online, unless otherwise stated.

What IS a major in “General Studies” or “Organizational Leadership?” These majors allow students with an associate degree to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them move into supervisory or management level positions. Some of the programs below are designed specifically for associate degrees in career technical fields, others are designed for ANY associate degree.

For a quick comparison matrix, please view ECE BOLD University Options - Quick Comparison (PDF)

SCHOLARSHIPS for your degree! If you are currently working in a program that participates in Quality Counts North State, and are looking to continue your education, we have a scholarship that will help to cover tuition and textbooks.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Leslie Segura at

Why isn't my major listed?​​

We focused on the listed majors as they align with labor market data for local employment needs. If you are getting ready to transfer and want help identifying a quality online or local Bachelor degree-completion program, we are happy to talk to you. Please contact us and we can send you some general information about selecting a reputable online university.

Reminder on BOLD Steps

  1. Choose Your Major. View BOLD Majors to learn more about the major of your choice. Please note that you do not have to choose one of these to participate in the BOLD program.
  2. Choose Your University. Please note that you will have to apply to the university separately from the BOLD program.
  3. Meet with the BOLD counselor and enroll in the program. Complete this application prior to meeting with the counselor.
  4. Register for BOLD Courses (STU 40, 41, 44, 45). Following the guidance of the BOLD counselor, please register for BOLD courses (STU 40, 41, 44, and 45).