University is finally here, our sims can now get degrees that will benefit their future careers all while making new friends and having fun experiences.

There are 13 degrees available in The Sims 4: Discover University and each of them has their own challenges and benefits, this article will tell you how to get into the distinguished programs, and what careers they will help!

Distinguished Degrees vs Regular Degrees

A sim with no skills is going to get into every regular degree but will be accepted into no distinguished degrees. To get into a distinguished degree, your sim needs to gain certain skills and get good grades in High School to help their chances.

A distinguished degree will have better benefits for your sims in the long run, like a higher signing bonus, better hourly pay, and more vacation time than just a regular degree.

If possible, you should try and get accepted to the distinguished degree problem because your sim will benefit from it more than a regular degree!

Graduating with Honours

If your sim manages to graduate with all A’s will get an honours degree. This means that they will too get benefits in their career, meaning more money, and more benefits.

If you want to graduate with honours, you should read this: How to Get an A in University!

List of Degrees

Art History

“Can anyone truly understand art? A degree in Art History will attempt to answer that question. Leveraging skills such as Painting, Writing, and Charisma. Art History students will be able to expand their cultural horizons and also provide fun facts in art museums forever.”

An art history degree is a good option for sims who are into painting and want to use that skill for their future. They can learn about painting, writing, and the charisma skill while gaining a degree.

If your sim wants the distinguished degree in Art History, they’ll need to attend the University of Britechester. The skills that are going to help your sim get into the distinguished program can include:

  • Archaeology
  • Photography
  • Charisma
  • Writing
  • Painting

When you graduate from Univeristy in The Sims 4, your sim will be able to start their careers at a higher level and start with a higher hourly pay, you may also get a signing bonus and be given more vacation days than normal.

There are 3 careers that can be helped by having a degree in Art History, and they are:

  • Art Critic Branch of the Critic Career
  • Patron of the Arts Branch of the Painter Career
  • Trendsetter Branch of the Style Influencer Career

Art History Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBSHonors

Biology

“It really is a matter of life and death! Biology attempts to unlock the mysteries of life through the study of – among other things – Fitness, Gardening, and Logic skills. A scientific foundation and a Biology degree can truly open your eyes to the world around you.”

A sim wishing to pursue a distinguished degree in Biology will need to attend the Foxbury Institute.

The skills that may help your sim get into the distinguished program for Biology are:

  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Wellness
  • Logic

When your sim finishes their degree in Biology they will get a bonus in a few careers, as well as a signing bonus and more vacation time to really enjoy their life.

There are 4 careers that are going to be helped if your sim has a degree in Biology, including:

  • Bodybuilder Branch of the Athlete Career
  • Botanist Branch of the Gardener Career
  • Marine Biologist Branch of the Conservationist Career
  • Doctor

Biology Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_BiologyDegreeBA
traits.equip_trait
Regular Degree with Honourstrait_University_BiologyDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_BiologyDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_BiologyDegreeBSHonors

Communications

“To understand one another, we must first learn how to communicate with one another. With an emphasis on building the Charisma, Writing, and Logic skills, the communications degree is a big help to anyone looking to work effectively in a professional environment.”

If you’re looking to get your distinguished degree in communications, your sim will need to attend the University of Britechester, or get the regular degree at Foxbury.

To get into the distinguished program, your sim should focus on building these skills before applying:

When your sim graduates with their communications degree, you may find them getting higher pay, starting their career at a higher level, and getting a starting bonus!

The careers that will be helped by having a communications degree are:

Communications Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_CommunicationsDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_CommunicationsDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_CommunicationsDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_CommunicationsDegreeBSHonors

Computer Science

“Computers are everywhere, so learning to manage and program them is a smart move. Join the technical revolution with the Computer Science degree which will primarily build the programming and robotics skills.”

A sim wishing to go into computer science will be able to get their distinguished degree at Foxbury Institute, or get the regular degree at UBrite.

If you want to get into the distinguished program, your sim will need to work on the following skills:

When your sim graduates with their degree in computer science, they are going to start a few careers at a higher level, get a signing bonus, and a higher hourly rate.

The careers that are going to be helped by a degree in computer science include:

Computer Science Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_ComputerScienceDegreeBSHonors

Culinary Arts

“There’s really only one degree to consider if you love food. Join the culinary arts program, learn more about food and its preparation than you ever imagined, and build those cooking skills.”

If your sim is a foodie and loves to cook, a culinary arts degree may be the best option for them! They’ll learn everything about cooking, gourmet cooking, and baking and will start leaps ahead of the rest in the culinary career.

The distinguished degree for a culinary arts degree is offered at the University of Britechester. If you can’t get into that degree, you can get the regular one at Foxbury.

To get in to a distinguished degree in the culinary arts, your sim should focus on the following skills:

  • Cooking
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Baking

Finishing your sim’s degree in the culinary arts will earn them extra vacation days, a signing bonus, and a higher hourly wage. They’ll also start at a higher level of related careers.

Having a degree in culinary arts is only going to help with two careers:

  • Chef Branch of the Culinary Career
  • Food Critic Branch of the Critic Career

Culinary Arts Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_CulinaryArtsDegreeBSHonors

Drama

“If all the world’s a stage, become a better player in it by enrolling in our drama degree! It’s a chance to dig deep into your emotions, find your true self, and let it shine for everyone to see, all while honing your charisma and comedy skills.”

A drama degree is good for any sim who loves to talk, sing, or act, and can be great for someone wanting to be famous. Your sim will gain the comedy and charisma skill and will do great work!

A distinguished degree in drama will be given at the University of Britechester, or a regular degree at Foxbury.

If you’re looking into getting the distinguished version of a drama degree, your sim should focus on building the following skills to be accepted:

  • Fitness
  • Charisma
  • Comedy
  • Acting

When your sim finally graduates with their drama degree, they are going to start a few careers a few steps ahead. They will get a signing bonus, extra vacation days, and a higher hourly wage.

There are 3 careers that will be helped by having a degree in drama:

Drama Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_DramaDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_DramaDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_DramaDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_DramaDegreeBSHonors

Economics

“One of the largest forces affecting everyone’s decision making is the flow of money between individuals, groups, and nations. The economics degree examines the properties of money and its effects while helping to build the charisma, logic, and research & debate skills.”

An economics degree is all about money, numbers, and general knowledge of how the world runs. Your sim is going to gain skills in charisma and logic which are helpful in their future, as well as the new research and debate skill.

If your sim is trying to get their economics degree and get the distinguished degree, they’ll have to attend the Foxbury Institute.

The skills your sim should work on if they are trying to get into a distinguished degree at Foxbury are:

  • Charisma
  • Logic
  • Research & Debate

Once your sim has their economics degree, they will get a signing bonus for one of the related careers. They will also get a higher hourly wage, start the career at a better level, and get a ton of vacation time compared to sims without a degree.

There are 3 careers that will be helped if your sim has a degree in Economics:

  • Investor Branch of the Business Career
  • Environmental Manager Branch of the Conservationist Career
  • Administrator Branch of the Education Career

Economics Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_EconomicsDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_EconomicsDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_EconomicsDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_EconomicsDegreeBSHonors

Fine Art

“The creation of culture is no easy task, but those enrolled in a Fine Arts degree understand the importance of just such a task. Through the study of painting, photography and violin skills, the program hopes to imbue the creative spirit of creation in all its students.”

The fine arts is an awesome degree for creative sims who want to focus their attention on their painting, and musical skills.

A sim who wants the best kind of fine art degree should try their best to attend the distinguished degree at the University of Britechester.

To get into that program, your sim should focus on gaining the following skills before they apply to the school:

  • Painting
  • Violin
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Pipe Organ

Sims who finish their degree in fine arts are going to see benefits in their career and their future including things like signing bonuses, higher pay, and skipping the first few levels.

There are 4 careers that are benefited from a degree in the fine arts:

  • Musician Branch of the Entertainer Career
  • Master of the Real Branch of the Painter Career
  • Stylist Branch of the Style Influencer Career
  • Floral Designer Branch of the Gardener Career

Fine Art Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_FineArtDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_FineArtDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_FineArtDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_FineArtDegreeBSHonors

History

“To move forward, we must understand our past. The History degree uses historical people and events as a jumping off point for examining our modern age and the consequences of major historical choices. The degree helps build the charisma, logic and research & debate skills.

Is your sim a huge history buff looking to get more knowledge on the past while looking toward the future? They may be ready to get a degree in history!

A sim who is looking to get the best degree in history should look toward the University of Britechester for a distinguished degree in History, with getting a regular degree at Foxbury.

The following skills may help your sim get into the distinguished degree:

  • Charisma
  • Logic
  • Archaeology
  • Selvadoradian Culture
  • Research & Debate

A sim who has graduated from their history degree will see benefits in their career, like bonuses, higher wages and more vacation time.

There are three careers that are affected by having a history degree:

  • Judge Branch of the Law Career
  • Politics Branch of the Politician Career
  • Officer Branch of the Military Career

History Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBSHonors

Language and Literature

“Since the invention of the written word, the goal to capture information, emotion, and stories for future generations has been a noble one. The Language & Literature degree continues this tradition, with a focus on building the charisma, research & debate and writing skills.”

Does your sim have a way with words? Then language and literature may be the degree for them! They will focus on writing, charisma, and research while gaining the knowledge in grammar! Future members of the grammar police unite!

The language and literature degree is going to be distinguished at the University of Britechester, with the regular degree at Foxbury.

If your sim wants to get into the distinguished degree, they should work on growing the following skills before applying:

  • Vampire Lore
  • Writing
  • Charisma
  • Research & Debate

When your sim graduates with this degree, they are going to see certain bonuses in their career including starting at a higher rank to begin with, a higher starting pay, and a signing bonus.

There are only two careers that are good for someone with a degree in language and literature:

Language and Literature Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_LanguageAndLiteratureDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_LanguageAndLiteratureDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_LanguageAndLiteratureDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_LanguageAndLiteratureDegreeBSHonors

Physics

“Whether you like to think big or small, the Physics degree has got you covered. From subatomic particles to the edges of our universe, this degree will help build the handiness, robotics, and rocket science skills along with a fascination for the way things truly work.”

Physics is a great option for any sim who is into the sciences and wants to work with their hands for a living. They can learn about robotics and get into building robots as a nice side income.

Your sim can get their distinguished degree in Physics at Foxbury Institute and the following skills may help them get into that program:

  • Logic
  • Handiness
  • Robotics
  • Rocket Science

Finishing a degree in The Sims 4 will let your sim get new career opportunities and make much more money. They will get a signing bonus, more vacation days, and a higher hourly pay.

There are 3 careers that will be helped by the Physics degree, and they are:

  • Mechanical Engineer Branch of the Engineer Career
  • Space Ranger Branch of the Astronaut Career
  • Scientist Career

Physics Degree Cheats

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_PhysicsDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_PhysicsDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_PhysicsDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_PhysicsDegreeBSHonors

Psychology

“Psychology considers one of the core questions of existence – why do we do what we do? – and unpacks in an academic setting. Boost skills such as charisma, logic, research and debate, all while unlocking the mysteries of the mind.”

A psychology degree is awesome for any sim who wants to dig into the aspects of the mind and really learn why sims think the way they do.

You’ll be able to get a distinguished degree in Psychology at the Foxbury Institute and the following skills may help you get into that program:

  • Acting
  • Charisma
  • Parenting
  • Mischief
  • Logic

When you get a degree in The Sims 4: Discover University, your sim will have new opportunities open to them. You’ll get bonuses in certain careers, like a signing bonus, a higher hourly rate, and more vacation time.

There are 3 careers that can be helped by having a Psychology degree:

  • Professor Branch of the Education Career
  • Diamond Agent Branch of the Secret Agent Career
  • Covert Ops Branch of the Military Career

Psychology Degree Cheats

If you’re not willing to go through the effort of really doing a degree in The Sims 4, you can cheat your way to having a degree!

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_PsychologyDegreeBA
Regular Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_PsychologyDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_PsychologyDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_PsychologyDegreeBSHonors

Villainy

“Life isn’t fair, but those that know how to exploit that unfairness end up on top! With courses that boost the fitness, logic, and mischief skills, a degree in Villainy can set anyone up for success – as long as honesty and morals aren’t a priority.”

The villainy degree is great for any sim who loves the idea of being evil and getting into a not so moral career path.

You can get a distinguished degree in Villainy at Foxbury Institute. Some skills and other things that may help you get accepted to this distinguished degree can be:

  • Vampire Lore
  • Mischief
  • Logic
  • Fitness

Each degree has a couple careers that you’ll be able to benefit if you complete your degree. In addition to a signing bonus, you’ll receive things like bonuses, higher hourly pay, and more vacation time.

There are 3 careers that go along with the Villainy degree:

  • Interstellar Smuggler Branch of the Astronaut Career
  • Villain Branch of the Secret Agent Career
  • Criminal Boss Branch of the Criminal Career

Villainy Degree Cheats

You can actually use cheats to give your sim a degree without ever having to do a second of the work. You can see all of these cheats on this page, discover university cheats.

Degree TypeCheat Code
Regular Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_VillainyDegreeBA
traits.equip_trait
Regular Degree with Honourstrait_University_VillainyDegreeBAHonors
Distinguished Degreetraits.equip_trait trait_University_VillainyDegreeBS
Distinguished Degree with Honourstraits.equip_trait trait_University_VillainyDegreeBSHonors

Final Thoughts

Choosing a University degree for your sim is a big deal and can be a huge decision for their life, hopefully you’ve learned a little about each of the 13 degrees that are available in Discover University! If you have any questions let us know in the comments!