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Degrees You Can Get in The Sims 4: Discover University

Degrees You Can Get in The Sims 4: Discover University

An expansion pack in The Sims 4 allows players to further the studies of their Sims. In this article, you will discover the university degrees you can get in The Sims 4.

To enroll in a university, you will have to choose between the University of Britechester and the Foxbury Institute. Afterward, you will be led to a menu where you can choose one out of thirteen majors to pick from depending on the institution. Afterward, you can choose your housing option and tuition.

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University of Britechester

When it comes to the humanities, the University of Britechester may be the option that you may want to go with. Bear in mind that most of the majors provide your Sim with the Charisma core skill and other variants.

Distinguished Degrees

  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drama
  • Fine Art
  • History
  • Language and Literature

Other Degrees

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Villainy

Organizations

  • Art Society
  • Britcechester Spirit Corps
  • The Debate Guild

Organization Theme

  • Creative Skills
  • General
  • Research and Debate Skill

Foxbury Institute

When it comes to the sciences, technologies, engineering, and mathematics — Foxbury may be the way to go! One of their distinguished degrees is “Villainy” if you feel compelled to initiate your Sims’ villain origin story. Many of these majors will teach you Sim Logic, Robotics, or some form of engineering.

Distinguished Degrees

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Villainy

Other Degrees

  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drama
  • Fine Art
  • History
  • Language and Literature

What Do I Do With This Degree?

Each degree provides the graduate with Core Skills and the option to pursue a career that aligns with the degree. However, it is worth noting that some careers are available if the player has purchased the City Living, Seasons, Island Living, Moschino Stuff, Get Famous, Get to Work, and StrangerVille expansion packs.

DegreeCareer OptionsCore SkillsPacks Needed
Art HistoryPainter, CriticCharisma, Painting, WritingCity Living
BiologyAthlete, Doctor, Gardener, Conservationist, Marine BiologistFitness, Gardening, LogicGet to Work, Seasons, Island Living
CommunicationsBusiness, Writer, Social MediaCharisma, Logic, WritingCity Living
Computer ScienceEngineer, Criminal, Freelancer, Tech GuruProgramming, Robotics
Culinary ArtsCulinary – Chef Branch, Critic- Food Critic branchCookingCity Living
DramaEntertainer, Social Media, ActorCharisma, ComedyCity Living, Get Famous
EconomicsEducation – Administrator branch, Business – Investor Branch, ConservationistCharisma, Logic, Research and DebateIsland Living
Fine ArtEntertainer -Musician, Digital Artist, Painter, Style Influencer, Fashion Photographer, Floral DesignerPainting, Photography, ViolinSeasons, Moschino Stuff
HistoryJudge, Politician or MilitaryCharisma, Logic, Research and DebateCity Living and StrangerVille
PhysicsEngineer, Astronaut, ScientistHandiness, Robotics, Rocket ScienceGet to Work
Language and LiteraturePrivate Attorney, Freelance Writer, AuthorCharisma, Research and Debate, Writing
PsychologyEducation (Professor Branch), Secret Agent, Detective, MilitaryCharisma, Logic, Research and DebateGet to Work, StrangerVille
VillainyAstronaut (Interstellar Smuggler), Criminal, Secret AgentFitness, Logic, Mischief
If a space is left blank, it means you can pursue any of the careers listed with the base game without purchasing any expansion packs.

Do The Sims Need a Degree?

Not exactly — if you look closely, you will notice that three career branches are not associated with a degree. These careers require you to select specific teams and extracurricular activities to be able to pursue them.

  • Athlete — Professional Athlete Branch
  • Culinary — Mixologist Branch
  • Tech Guru — eSports Gamer Branch

Some players recommend Pro Athletes and Tech Gurus of the eSports branch to enroll regardless since they would still get the same benefits. So, why not get a degree anyway?

It is worth highlighting that your Sim can go to either college and pursue those extracurricular activities. Simply click on “Search for Job” on a phone to access the extracurricular activities. The only exception to this rule is if they are in the After School Activity category — consider it an unpaid internship for your Sim.

Distinguished Degrees

If you improve the base skills and bonus skills associated with the degree, you can obtain what is referred to in the game as a Distinguished Degree. These degrees can guarantee higher compensation for your Sims, but they are difficult to obtain.

Scholarships

Similar to real life, one might wonder how in The Sims tuition can be paid for. Teenage Sims have to do well academically, generally speaking, to qualify and be accepted to the university and scholarships.
If the player has the “Get Famous” expansion pack, using Flaunt Fame is a method to influence the admissions committee.

Another method, if the Sim can afford it, is making a generous donation to the college or university. This will not be a cheap move — but, consider the fact that it will pay for an entire career.

The Benefits of a University Degree

Sims with a university degree will earn the ability to pursue one of the aforementioned careers, depending on either their major or their extracurricular activity. They will obtain additional skills and can have higher pay, promotions, vacations, and even bonuses.

They will be able to enter careers at mid or senior-level positions in an easier way than if they did not have a degree. That said, there are a few scenarios where these degree benefits do not apply.

  • Babysitters, baristas, fast food employees, manual laborers, retail employees, divers, fishermen, and lifeguards are professions that do not receive those benefits.
  • Self-employed Sims also don’t get those benefits.
  • Business owners from the Cats and Dogs, Dine Out, or Get to Work expansion packs are also exceptions.
  • Any Sim that earns money via the Odd Jobs system does not get benefits from a university degree, either.

That’s all we have on the higher education system in The Sims, if you enjoyed reading this article we also have a detailed explanation of the cheats and cheat codes that can be used in this expansion pack.

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