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Is associate in applied arts the same asassociate of arts degree?

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2007-07-13 01:14:14

==Answers== Whenever so see the word "Applied" within a degree

title, you know there is going to be a difference. The "Applied"

degrees are what we call "Career Oriented," meaning they very

particular to the field, and usually designed in such a way as to

give the student much of the basics for entry level positions

within that field. While this may be good for individuals who have

an urgency to get out into the work force quickly, it may or may

not be good in terms of transfer to a four year institution. Still,

there are some applied degrees that are fully transferable

especially when the community college has special articulations

with other four year colleges and universities. An individual who

may be interested in an "Applied" degree should contact the

Transfer Counselor at the school they are attending for more

insight into the pros and cons of such a degree. One of the

differences between an Arts, Science, and Applied Science/Arts

degree is the amount of general education requirements needed to

complete the degree for graduation purposes. The Arts degree is

really meant for transfer to a four year institution where the

student has the opportunity to complete a Bachelor's degree.

Therefore, much of the course work is designed to fulfill the

general education cluster (first two years of study) of the four

year institution with some courses that will serve as prerequisites

for the higher level courses within the Junior and Senior years.

The Associates in Science will have less general educational

requirements, and the Applied area even less. Viper1

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