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Sims 4 University & Distinguished Degrees in Discover University (2022)

The Sims 4: Discover University expansion pack has one of the most significant features the game has ever had. Sims 4 University Degrees. These college degrees have changed the gameplay of Simmers. Released in 2019, this expansion pack allows Sims to finally enroll themselves in the University and work towards achieving their dream career. They will get to put in the work to work toward graduating at the top of the class. There are two types of degrees that are more known. The regular Sims 4 university degree and distinguished degree. Both of them offer a degree; however, the outcomes are varied. Apart from that, other degrees are also available.

What are Degrees In Sims 4?

Getting a degree is crucial if you wish to have a distinguished career and life. With a degree, your Sims can get higher job positions than where you started without a degree. With a degree, your Sims also get better pay, more vacation days, and other perks. It also becomes easier for your Sims to get promotions. 

Four types of degrees are available for your Sims to choose from in this expansion pack. A regular degree, Honors Degree, Distinguished Degree, and Distinguished degree with honors. The last type is of the highest credibility and will boost your career life if you get into that degree. 

Mainly there are two well-known Universities in the Sim world. There is Britechester University and Foxbury Institute.

Each University specializes in a specific field. And if you do a distinguished degree from the University where the subject is a specialty, then it would be more credible. The University of Britechester specializes in arts and humanities. The Foxbury Institute specializes in science and technology. Hence, a degree associated with the school’s specialization is a ‘distinguished degree.’ A distinguished degree from a distinguished university will propel your Sims career like a rocket.

Your Sims cannot just simply get enrolled and do nothing. Your Sims need to attend classes several times a week. There are exams each Semester your Sims need to attend. Apart from the classes, there is work outside of the course work, like homework and other projects. Each Semester is for a period of seven days. And there are four semesters you need to attend to get your degree.

How to Enroll in University?

In Sims 4, enrolling your Sim into a University is very easy. You simply need a computer. Click on the computer, select “University,” and then find the option to “Apply to Universities.” Your Sim won’t be able to choose a degree just yet. They will also not have the option of selecting a University. Both the universities will automatically consider your Sim.

If your Sim gets a notification that they have been accepted into the University, The universities will give your Sim a list of degrees they qualify for to study. This will be based on your Sims’ skills and the school they will attend. If you paid attention in high school and got excellent grades, then the chances of your Sim getting an option of being able to choose a distinguished degree will increase.

Hence to get accepted into a distinguished degree, your Sims need to level up their skills. If your Sims do not have skills, getting accepted into a degree becomes very difficult.

Scholarships

It’s not always easy to pay the tuition at such distinguished universities. Unless your Sims are very wealthy and can afford anything, it is quite difficult. You will be taught how to apply to University. However, you will not be taught about scholarships. Scholarships are essential for your Sim if you don’t have enough money. There are a lot of scholarships available for you to choose from when applying. However, it is not easy to get scholarships. Skill-based scholarships exist. However, you need a level three for it to be made available to you. Hence to appear on the list, it is crucial to have a level three skill. If you have a level 4 skill, your chances of getting a scholarship for a distinguished degree will multiply. Your Sims can try out with a level 5 skill level for the best odds.
If you have already applied for a scholarship, your Sims have the option to apply for more scholarships. The more scholarships you apply for, the better. Since the process for the review of a scholarship takes at least a week, it is best to cover all your bases. Scholarships also have some eligibility criteria you need to fulfill so that your Sim is accepted for a scholarship. Here is a list of some of the scholarships available to your Sim to help them apply for University:

  • Location-based Scholarship – As weird as it may sound, in The Sims 4, if you live in the worlds of Willow Creek or Forgotten Hollow, you might have a shot at a scholarship. If you can do anything to improve your odds, this option is worth a short y.
  • Education for All– Needs Based – If your Sims have less than 25000 Simoleons of cash in hand and less than 25k Simoleon worth of property, your Sims are eligible for a scholarship. This would prove that your Sim is currency, not a part of the upper class.
  • Helping Hand- Needs Based– This scholarship applies when your Sims need 10k-15k of cash Simoleons in hand and have property between the value 80 k and 100k Simoleons.
  • Super Scout- For this scholarship, your Sims must have a rank 2 in scouts. Their chances for a scholarship will increase with a higher level.
  • Workplace Scholar- If your Sims features a level 3 in career rankings, then Teens who work part-time jobs are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Skill Based Scholarship List.
When talking about Sims 4 university degrees, a skill-based scholarship is highly important. This type of scholarship has been kept separate from the above list as they are pretty different. Your Sims will need a minimum skill level to apply for a scholarship, and your Sims will need a minimum skill level in one of the skills to be able to apply for a scholarship. Some of the Skill-based scholarships are:

  • Alley Cat – This Skill-based scholarship is for all bowling enthusiasts. It will unlock at level 2, improve your odds at level three, and improve more at level 5. For a 90% chance of getting this scholarship sure shot, your Sim will need to hit a five rank to get the scholarship to make your lives easier.
  • Athletics – This fitness skill unlocks the scholarship at the 3rd level. It only improves further as your Sim moves to level 5 and level 9.
  • Building the future – This features the Handiness and Rocket Science skills. This unlocks the scholarship when your Sim reaches the third level and will improve drastically as you reach levels 5 and 9.
  • E-Sports- Video Gaming skills have very much made a difference in this world. Your scholarship is unlocked when your Sim reaches the 3rd level and improves your Sims move to level 5 and level 9.
  • Food and Drink– This SIms 4 skill unlocks your scholarship when you reach level 4. This includes baking, cooking, gourmet cooking, and Mixology. This improves as you reach levels 5 and 9.
  • Friend of the Animals- In this, you need to have a Dog training skill at level 2. This improves your chances as you move to level 3, level 5, and level 9.
  • The Great Outdoors.: The primary skills included are fishing, gardening, herbalism, and flower arrangement. This will unlock your scholarship eligibility, and you reach level 5 and improve at levels 5 and 9, as is the same as the previous ones.

Your Sims will be stress-free and happy after their scholarships pay their tuition. A significant burden gets lifted off their shoulders. A happy moodlet is also received when you have a successful day at school.

Degrees

Each school features 13 degrees. And as stated before, the specialty of each University is crucial when deciding on the courses. Your college degree will determine the career that the individual will pursue. Sims 4 majors can be challenging to choose. Each major has a different career path and various skill requirements your Sims need to go through. It is necessary to know all this information before you make the choices. However, your eligible degrees will be stated in the acceptance letter if you get one. If you enter a distinguished degree program, do not forget to apply for a merit-based scholarship. It shall help your Sims immensely. Here is a list of the degrees offered with a brief description of the skills required:

Art History

This Sims 4 major is best studied at the University of Britechester. This University offers a Distinguished degree in this field.
Degree Description: It isn’t always easy to understand art. The best key to help in the understanding of art is history. Art History students use painting, writing, and charisma to learn art history. This allows the Sims to expand their cultural horizons. This degree means a lot of visits to museums and a lot of fun facts for you to know. You will enjoy this degree if your Sims love free thinking and are enthusiastic about learning history.
The Skill required for your Sim to be eligible for these college degrees are:

  • Archeology
  • Photography
  • Charisma
  • Writing and
  • Painting

Some career options after this degree are:

  • Critic
  • Painter
  • Style Influencer

The type of degree you pursue affects the level of job your Sims will be granted.

Biology

This Sims 4 major is available at Foxbury Institute. If your Sims are constantly questioning the natural things around us and have regard for life, this degree is best suited to them.
Degree Description: Biology as a field helps Sims unlock life’s mysteries. Zoology and Botany have become two crucial fields. And the amount of coursework needs a lot of mental strength and focus. A scientific foundation is set for your Sims when they study biology. It teaches students to respect whatever is present around them in the world. This degree is literally a connection between life and death.

The skill requirements for this Sims 4 university degree are:

  • Fitness
  • Gardening
  • Wellness
  • Logic

Some potential careers available to your SIms after a biology degree are:

  • Body Builder in Athlete Career
  • Botanist in the Gardener Career
  • Marini Biologist in the Conservational Career
  • Doctor

Your SIm could save a lot of lives if they become a doctor. Being a doctor is something your Sims could consider choosing after completing this degree.

Communications

A distinguished Sims 4 university degree in this field is available at Britechester University.
Degree Description: Communication is an integral part of our everyday lives. It is necessary to be able to understand other Sims. This degree is perfect if your Sim is looking to work in a professional environment. This will allow them to connect and network a lot. Communication is the key to everything.
The Skills required to pursue this Sims 4 major are:

  • Parenting
  • Charisma
  • Writing
  • Logic
  • Research and Debate.

The potential college career possible after this degree are:

  • Journalist in Writing Career
  • Management in the Business Career
  • Charity Organizer in the Politician Career
  • Public Relations under the Social Media Career

Computer Science

The distinguished degrees under this Sims 4 major are available at Foxbury Institute.

Degree Description: In the modern world, it is necessary to learn how computers work. We are surrounded by computers. It is important to be a part of the technical revolution. The Computer Science degree helps you stay on top of the evolving world and helps Sims build their programming skills along with their robotic skills. Computer Science is a very evolving field.

Skills required for the Sims 4 university degrees are:

  • Rocket Science
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Mischief

The potential careers available under these college degrees are:

  • Oracle under the Criminal Career
  • Computer Engineer under the Engineer Career
  • Start-Up Entrepreneur under the Tech Guru Career.

This degree and skills will be convenient for your Sims in the evolving world.

Culinary Arts

For Distinguished Degrees, Sims 4 in this field, your Sims will have to go to the University of Britechester.
Degree Description: If your Sims can’t think of anything other than food, and love food, then this Culinary Arts degree is perfect for your Sims. This will allow your Sims to prepare a lot of dishes and prepare things in ways they must never have imagined. Learning how to cook food to the best of their ability and serve it in a sophisticated manner becomes the eventual goal of a Culinary Artist.

The skills required by your Sim to be a Culinary Artist are:

  • Cooking
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Baking

With culinary arts as your Sims university degree, the potential career options are:

  • Chef in the Culinary Career
  • Food Critic under the Critic Career.

Your Sims could open a culinary restaurant someday if they wish to with this degree. This Sims 4 college degree is quite helpful in the hospitality industry.

Drama

The University of Britechester is the only University that offers a distinguished degree in this field.
Degree Description: The world is always looking for great entertainers. Become an actor or an entertainer in general after this degree. This degree will teach you all there is to be an entertainer. It will allow your Sims to find their true self. Someday your Sim might outshine everyone and become a famous celebrity.

The skills required for this unique degree are:

  • Fitness
  • Charisma
  • Comedy
  • Acting

The possible career options available to your Sims after completing this degree are:

  • Acting Career
  • Comedian under the Entertainer Career
  • Internet Personality under the Social Media Career.

The world is your stage. Make the most of such creative degrees and careers. Take the risks involved, and someday, your Sims will receive a big reward.

Economics

These Sims 4 University degrees are available at both universities. However, distinguished degrees are offered at the Foxbury Institute.Degree Description: The flow of money is an important topic to study and learn. As an Economy major, Sims will examine the properties and the effects of money in the world. This is highly necessary as it plays a crucial part in the livelihoods of other Sims. Teaching Economics to the students is very important for the better of the world.

The skills required for Sims to be able to study this degree are:

  • Charisma
  • Logic
  • Research and Debate

The potential careers available to Sims after distinguished degrees in economics are:

  • Investor in the Business Career
  • Environmental Manager under the Conservationist Career
  • Administrator in the Education Career

Fine Art

To get Sims 4 university degrees in the Fine arts, Sims need to attend the University of Britechester.

Degree Description: It is essential to understand the culture of the world. It is not an easy task; this is precisely what Fine Arts students aim to achieve. The importance of cultures, art, and creativity. Such Sims 4 majors aim to boost the creativity in the students. Music is also a big part of this degree. It is necessary to understand each culture in all the ways possible. This degree will produce the best creative heads the world sees. 

The Skills required to be a student in the Fine Arts classes are:

  • Painting
  • Violin
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Pipe Organ

The degrees and careers in the creative field offer a lot of options. The Fine Arts Sims 4 university degrees offer the following career options:

  • Musician under the Entertainer Career
  • Master of the Real in the Painter Career
  • Stylist under the Style Influencer Career
  • Floral Designer in the Gardener Career.

Creativity is a huge part when it comes to Fine Arts degrees.

History

Your Sims can obtain a distinguished degree in this subject at the University of Britechester. 

Degree Description: It is very important to understand the past. It is only from the past that we can learn what to do in the future. It helps you reexamine ideas and actions by considering the consequences of similar things in the past. History majors need an excellent memory and excitement. Not everyone can learn dates and remember them.

The Skills required for Sims to be able to pursue this college degree are:

  • Charisma
  • Logic
  • Archaeology
  • Selvadoradian culture
  • Research and Debate

The available career options after a History degree are:

  • A judge in the Law Career
  • Politics under the Politician Career
  • Officer under the Military Career.

Language and Literature

Your Sims can obtain distinguished degrees in this subject at the University of Britechester.
Degree Description: If your Sim loves playing with words, this degree is perfect for them. Words are meant to capture information, emotion, and stories. These stories are passed on from generation to generation to make them immortal. Language helps people communicate. And it is necessary to study languages as words make up the very basic step of whatever we learn. This Sims 4 university degree aims to develop Sims’ writing Skills.

The skills required for these Sims 4 majors are :

  • Vampire Lore
  • Writing
  • Charisma
  • Research and Debate

The careers available with this degree are:

  • Author in the Writing Career
  • Private Attorney under the Law Career.

If your Sims decide to become an author, you can be your own boss and work on whatever you wish to share with the world. Enjoy writing on your own time.

Physics

Distinguished degrees Sims 4 under science and technology are offered at Foxbury Institute. Hence, so is the physics degree. 

Degree Description: Physics may feel like a complex subject to subject. However, it is a significant subject to study. It studies subatomic particles, forces, robotics, and even rocket science. From the biggest of objects to the most minor, physics is everywhere. Physics students are knowledgeable and need a solid mathematical base.

The skills required for being accepted into a physics major are:

  • Logic
  • Handiness
  • Robotics
  • Rocket Science

The career options available to your Sims after doing a degree in physics are:

  • Scientist Career
  • Space Ranger under the Astronaut Career
  • Mechanical Engineer in the Engineer Career

Psychology

The distinguished degree in this subject is available at Foxbury Institute.

Degree Description: Why do our thoughts work the way they do? This is one of the ultimate questions of psychology. This degree will allow your Sims to understand human behavior and various psychological cases and problems. With proper training, your Sims should be able to read people based on their actions, facial expressions, and words. They would help other Sims by providing therapy and helping them lead peaceful lives.

The skills required to be able to enroll in University for this degree are:

  • Acting
  • Charisma
  • Parenting
  • Mischief
  • Logic

The possible career option available to your Sims are:

  • Professor under the Education Career
  • Diamond Agent as Secret Agent Career
  • Covert Ops under the Military Career,

Although a doctor’s career is impossible, one might be made available someday.

Villainy

These weird Sims 4 university distinguished degrees are offered at Foxbury Institute.
Degree Description: Some people are born evil. But they just need a slight push to unlock their potential. This degree does just that. It will teach students to exploit the world and make suffering happen. If your Sims are honest with themselves, then their path to being a successful villain is guaranteed.

Skills required to be enrolled in this degree are:

  • Vampire Lore
  • Mischief
  • Logic
  • Fitness

Career paths available with a Degree in Villainy are:

  • Interstellar Smuggler as an Astronaut Career
  • Villian under the Secret Agent Career
  • Criminal Boss under the Criminal Career.

What are the benefits of Distinguished Degrees and Honors Degrees in The Sims 4?

The type of degree your Sims choose makes a huge difference. Each degree will determine what level of the job will be given to your Sims. An ordinary degree will land your Sim a level 6 Job. With a distinguished degree without honors and a standard degree with honors, your career option lets you start at level 7. Whereas, with a distinguished degree with honors, you are directly given a level 8 job position. This is a ticket straight to the top.
Along with this, your Sims can also avail of many other benefits such as starting bonuses, more paid vacations, and other company perks.
Hence getting a distinguished degree with honors may be a rigorous degree for your Sims to study. However, it will all be worth it when it comes to your career.

Other factors which influence acceptance onto Distinguished Degrees in The Sims 4

Once your Sims have submitted their applications, based on their skills and skill levels, they will be accepted to a degree. However, apart from your individual skills, a few other factors can also influence your acceptance into a distinguished degree when you apply to University.

From high school, ‘A’ grade students will have a higher chance of getting a distinguished degree than Sim students who scored a ‘C’ or lower. Hence high school also plays a crucial role in the selection process.

Apart from these, you can increase the chances of your Sim being accepted unofficially. All you would need is the Get Famous expansion pack. In this pack, two options are given to you, which can be used to your benefit.

Other factors which influence acceptance onto Distinguished Degrees in The Sims 4
  • Flaunt Fame: As a famous Sim, thanks to getting a Famous expansion pack, your Sims can now boost their application. Use the Flaunt Fame interaction to try to influence the selection committee. This interaction can go two ways. The first way is where it is successful, where you can get accepted even with low-level skills. However, your odds of getting an acceptance letter go slightly below the threshold if it goes the other way.
  • Make a “Donation”: If your Sim is both famous and wealthy, they can directly bribe the admissions committee and get accepted into a distinguished degree. This costs your Sim about 2000 Simoleons. With this being a success, you will be accepted into college degrees. However, if it goes south, then it can be very risky. As buying the integrity of the admissions committee is not always easy.

Distinguished degrees cheats

Although it is a sure thing for your Sims to get into University, a distinguished degree is not guaranteed. Unless you wish to pay more Simoleons or wait a few more days before you apply again, players can use specific cheat codes to get a distinguished degree directly. With the cheats codes, your Sims do not need to spend any time or energy working for it,

Art History Degree Cheats

Arts can be a challenging subject at times. It is not always easy to interpret the meaning of a painting. Use this cheat to make your Sims live creatively easier.

Distinguished Degree traits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBS

Distinguished Degree with Honours traits.equip_trait trait_University_ArtHistoryDegreeBSHonors

Biology Degree Cheats

Although you should never take shortcuts when becoming a doctor, your Sims can now become distinguished doctors in much less time.

Distinguished Degree traits.equip_trait trait_University_BiologyDegreeBS

Distinguished Degree with Honours traits.equip_trait trait_University_Biology DegreeBSHonors

Communications Degree Cheats

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Computer Science Degree Cheats

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Culinary Arts Degree Cheats

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Drama Degree Cheats

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Distinguished Degree with Honours traits.equip_trait trait_University_Drama DegreeBSHonors

Economics Degree Cheats

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Fine Art Degree Cheats

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History Degree Cheats

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Language and Literature Degree Cheats

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Physics Degree Cheats

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Distinguished Degree with Honours traits.equip_trait trait_University_PhysicsDegreeBSHonors

Psychology Degree Cheats

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Villainy Degree Cheats

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These cheats to get you a distinguished degree or a distinguished degree with honors can be very helpful. Sometimes your Sim may lack some skills. So instead of waiting around, your Sims can directly use a cheat to get one. Your Sims won’t have to sit through the Sims 4 university degrees classes or work outside of classes.

Conclusion

Degrees and careers have now become a part of the Sims 4 world, thanks to The Sims 4: Discover University Expansion pack. You Sim need to make sure that they enroll in University and get the best education possible. It is also effortless to learn how to apply to University. Sims 4 university degrees are highly beneficial. These college degrees offer many choices, and if your Sim opts for a distinguished degree, your after-college career life will see a boost. These Sims 4 majors in each college require specific required skills. If you wish to be accepted, you need to ensure that your Sims have worked on those skills up to the required level. University majors are easy to get. So your Sims need not worry too much. However, if you desperately wish for a distinguished degree in Sims 4, your brilliant Sims can use cheats to get accepted without hassle. You won’t even have to work for it and get the desired college degree.

Conclusion

You will get higher-ranked jobs and much better pay with a college degree. Make sure you go through the information correctly. It is pretty easy to understand and follow the steps. Enjoy your university time and make the most of it. Make sure your Sim has the best time of their life in college.
Happy Simming!

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Rachel Kaser

Rachel Kaser is an English major who has an unparalleled ability to transform words into poetry! He is also a big e-sports enthusiast and spends his evenings honing his gaming skills. He combines his passions for writing and gaming to provide us with the perfect amalgamated piece of literary work.

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