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What is a four year degree course?

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2009-12-23 18:25:55

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.

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