The Sims 4 Discover University: History

Standard and Distinguished History Degree Applications and Career Benefits

The Sims 4 History Degree

History Degree in The Sims 4 Discover UniversityHistory Description: 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.

Distinguished Application

Available at School: Britechester

Requirements: Being accepted into one of the two schools for a distinguished degree in history is not guaranteed, but having the following skills and factors in your favor will make it more likely. You begin with a 5/20 chance. This is multiplied by:

FactorSkill Level?Multiplier
High School"A" Student2x
High School"B" StudentFlat, no gain or loss
High School"C" to "F" StudentFrom 0.5 (C) to 0.25 multiplier to score with D-F.
Selvadoradian Culture3+x2
Research and Debate2-3x2
Research and Debate4-6x4
Research and Debate7-10x8

Additionally, Sims can flaunt fame for a x2 multiplier (but will have it dropped to 0.25 on failure). Sims who donate can also see a big multiplier of x16, but a failure there is the worst of the bunch (0.125). Having a multiplier less than 1 is dropping the score a lot.

Ultimately, your final score will determine if you are accepted in to a distinguised program. There is a non-distinguished version of every degree in Discover University. If you fail to get into a distinguished program, you can take the regular version at the other school. There are caveats, so see the degrees guide for more detailed information. It also explains the difference between with and without honors.

History Degree Career Benefits

History Degree in The Sims 4 Discover University A degree in History will have to start higher in the following careers. You'll also receive a signing bonus.

  • Law Career: Judge Branch Level 8
  • Military Career: Officer Branch Level 6
  • Politician Career: Politics Branch Level 6

With Honors (>3.9 GPA)

  • Law Career: Judge Branch Level 8
  • Military Career: Officer Branch Level 7
  • Politician Career: Politics Branch Level 7

Distinguished History Degree Career Benefits

Distinguished Degrees offer higher starting bonuses, better starting positions in careers and are further amplified if you can manage to do so with honors (having a greater than 3.9 GPA):

  • Law Career: Judge Branch Level 8
  • Military Career: Officer Branch Level 7
  • Politician Career: Politics Branch Level 7

With Honors (>3.9 GPA)

  • Law Career: Judge Branch Level 8
  • Military Career: Officer Branch Level 8
  • Politician Career: Politics Branch Level 8

History Degree Cheats

You can cheat yourself a Distinguished History Degree by using the traits.equip_trait traitname cheat. Here are the ones you need for this degree. Click my guide to cheating in Discover University to learn more.

  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBA
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBAHonors - The best History degree, from Britechester.
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBS
  • Traits.Equip_Trait trait_University_HistoryDegreeBSHonors

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I got a degree, but did not start a career at higher level... not sure why, but really annoying considering the amount of time my sim spent at university


My sim is already level 10 in the officer branch. Anybody know if there is any benefit of getting a degree at this point? Raises, etc.?


I mean, if you are only wanting a degree for career bonuses, then probably not but a Distinguished History Degree should give you some raise initially but I haven't play tested that. tbh you'd be better off taking a different Sim to uni as getting a good grade depends heavily on improving skill levels so if your sim already has high skill levels this could be problematic.


I have an distinguished degree of history with an A+ GPA and started military level 3


Something definitely went wrong there! Did you maybe choose the wrong career branch?

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