Our doubts are traitors, and makes us lose the good we might oft win, by fearing to attempt. ~William Shakespeare
Question #22935 posted on 02/09/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Lately I have been thinking about doing BYU's Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program - maybe with a Family History emphasis. I think it would be nice to finish my degree at BYU. If nothing else, for the sense of accomplishment.

However, would having a degree of this sort do anything for me career-wise? Are there career opportunities out there that involve genealogy?

- College Dropout

A: Dear Drop-Out-

A degree in Family History, specifically, might not be particularly great in attracting the attention of more potential employers--but just having a 4-year degree will. Being a college graduate is a big step up from "some college" when looking for work.

-The Franchise