Deciding on a degree for college is tricky in real life, so it's not surprising that the same is true in The Sims 4. Where should you send your sim for college, and what concentration should they select? There are many options for degrees in The Sims 4, ranging from Biology to Villainy. Here are our picks for the best to the worst, primarily considering post-graduation opportunities for your sims.
The best of them all, this table shows the degrees in The Sims 4 that have the best combination of easy to get and get you the most jobs after you graduate.
|Fine Art||Foxbury Institute||Even without being distinguished, this degree offers everything a creative type wants for career opportunities.|
|Fine Art (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||Lots of artsy jobs are available after college, as well as perks to get ahead faster. Having five different career branches to choose from means it is an especially great choice for an indecisive sim.|
|Psychology (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||You can get career boosts, plus four different careers (ranging from Education to Secret Agent) that have wide appeal for all sorts of sims.|
|Communications (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||Offers a lot of careers that can work for different Sims, as well as boosts for tricky careers like Politician that will save your sim valuable time early in their career and adult life.|
|Biology (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||Many different career options in a wide variety of different fields. Plus, your sim can get some much-needed boost to their career, and even some for their day-to-day life (if you choose Gardener).|
|Economics (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||Level up faster at work, plus you get varied career paths that can work for a sim who isn't sure what they want to do after they're done with school.|
|Physics (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||While limited options, you get boosts for hard careers like Astronaut that would normally take a lot longer to achieve success in.|
Related: Sims 4 University Degrees Guide
These degrees fall in the middle of degree options in The Sims 4. They aren't bad, but there are options more fit for players.
|Culinary Arts||Foxbury Institute||It's an okay degree if you want to focus on being a food critic, but it's pretty limited in any other usage. If you want to be a chef, this degree not being distinguished means you'd be better off skipping college altogether.|
|History (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||Limited career opportunities, but you do get perks that can help you in jobs that often require a lot of promotional tasks, like a Politician.|
|Psychology||University of Britechester||You'd be better off getting the distinguished version, though the career options are still solid, like Education and Secret Agent.|
|Villainy (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||The career options are all a bit fringe to most sims, but it may work if you're playing an evil character.|
|Communications||Foxbury Institute||Losing the boosts for the careers negates a lot of the positives of this degree, but it still gives a good array of jobs.|
|Biology||University of Britechester||Varied career choices after graduating, but with no bonuses, jobs like Doctor will still be hard to get promoted in.|
|Computer Science (Distinguished)||Foxbury Institute||The jobs offered are okay, but they are a little niche. You do get boosts in jobs like Criminal, which is somewhat useful.|
|Computer Science||University of Britechester||A little too specialized to be recommended to all sims, but it does have value to those who are evil and tech-inclined. This degree would still be useful to the Tech Guru career, as it has no other degree options.|
|Drama (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||The bonus may make auditions go more smoothly, but overall the degree doesn't help your career too much compared to getting into acting or social media on your own.|
|Physics||University of Britechester||Without getting any bonuses from Distinguished, this degree is a little too limiting on your sim and can leave them feeling boxed in after graduation.|
|Economics||University of Britechester||Gives you multiple options of career paths but would be better with the boosts you get from a distinguished degree.|
The worst degrees for Sims 4 are not truly awful or anything dramatic. These degrees simply rank lowest as far as ease of acquisition and jobs available after the degree.
|Culinary Arts (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||To get distinguished, you have to work hard in high school. This degree is okay, but not something to waste a chance at a distinguished degree.|
|History||Foxbury Institute||There are only a few career options, and overall the options are not varied enough.|
|Language and Literature||Foxbury Institute||Only offers two career options. It has a very limited post-grad usage, as well as not even helping you get promotions or more money.|
|Language and Literature (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||Not a lot you can do substantially with this degree, especially when other degrees offer Law or Writer careers. It may also be seen as a waste of a distinguished degree. This would be better as a second degree later in your sim's life.|
|Villainy||University of Britechester||Not many practical applications are offered with this degree, and it's barely useful for evil sims without offering any boosts.|
|Drama||Foxbury Institute||This doesn't offer much for the careers afterward, as most are practice-based, like acting.|
|Art History (Distinguished)||University of Britechester||Everything you can get here, you can do and more with either Fine Art or Culinary Arts degree. This would be a waste of a distinguished degree, and your sim should consider a distinguished degree for one of the other two.|
|Art History||Foxbury Institute||No work boosts, plus everything you can get here, you can do by getting the Fine Art or Culinary Arts degrees.|
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