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2009-12-25 01:41:10

A bachelor's degree in most areas can require between 120 to 128

college credits particular to a specific program of study. This

would be based on a college or university that operates on a

regular two semester academic year which is the most common. For

institutions that operate on a tri-semester or quarter-semester it

would be quite different. That being said, the Bachelor's degree

- in most cases - is designed as a four year program of study,

provided the student is full-time and follows their chosen program

of study as prescribed by the college or university, and also

provided the individual does not require prerequisite or

developmental coursework as a result of basic skills testing. The

minimum credit load for a full-time student is no less than 12

credits per semester. However, to complete the degree within the

four years, a credit load of approximately 15 to 18 credits is

recommended. For individuals who work or who have other

responsibilities that would prohibit them from attending full-time,

completion of the degree may take twice as long. Still, some of

this time can be cut down by attending summer sessions and/or

interim sessions. In addition, the bachelors and associate degrees

are referred to as undergraduate degrees while the masters and

doctorate degrees referred to as graduate degrees. You can visit for more info

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