Best University Degrees in The Sims 4, Ranked

Are you more of a villain or a interior decorator?

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.

Best Degrees

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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.

DegreeUniversityRank Reason
Fine Art Foxbury InstituteEven without being distinguished, this degree offers everything a creative type wants for career opportunities.
Fine Art (Distinguished)University of BritechesterLots 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 InstituteYou 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 BritechesterOffers 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 InstituteMany 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 InstituteLevel 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 InstituteWhile 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

Middling Degrees

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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.

Degree UniversityRank Reason
Culinary ArtsFoxbury InstituteIt'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 BritechesterLimited career opportunities, but you do get perks that can help you in jobs that often require a lot of promotional tasks, like a Politician.
PsychologyUniversity of BritechesterYou'd be better off getting the distinguished version, though the career options are still solid, like Education and Secret Agent.
Villainy (Distinguished)Foxbury InstituteThe career options are all a bit fringe to most sims, but it may work if you're playing an evil character.
CommunicationsFoxbury InstituteLosing the boosts for the careers negates a lot of the positives of this degree, but it still gives a good array of jobs.
BiologyUniversity of BritechesterVaried career choices after graduating, but with no bonuses, jobs like Doctor will still be hard to get promoted in.
Computer Science (Distinguished)Foxbury InstituteThe jobs offered are okay, but they are a little niche. You do get boosts in jobs like Criminal, which is somewhat useful.
Computer ScienceUniversity of BritechesterA 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 BritechesterThe 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 BritechesterWithout 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 BritechesterGives you multiple options of career paths but would be better with the boosts you get from a distinguished degree.

Worst Degrees

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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.

DegreeUniversityRank Reason
Culinary Arts (Distinguished)University of BritechesterTo 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.
HistoryFoxbury InstituteThere are only a few career options, and overall the options are not varied enough.
Language and LiteratureFoxbury InstituteOnly 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 BritechesterNot 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.
VillainyUniversity of BritechesterNot many practical applications are offered with this degree, and it's barely useful for evil sims without offering any boosts.
DramaFoxbury InstituteThis doesn't offer much for the careers afterward, as most are practice-based, like acting.
Art History (Distinguished)University of BritechesterEverything 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 HistoryFoxbury InstituteNo work boosts, plus everything you can get here, you can do by getting the Fine Art or Culinary Arts degrees.

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