What is the difference between an Associate's degree and a Bachelor degree?

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An Associates degree typically means that you have completed two years of college. Often this is the degree offerred by a Junior College. A Bachelor degree is a four year degree provided by a College or University. When someone says they have a college degree it typically means that they have completed four years of college. Other degrees are also available from four year colleges and universities. The exception to this comes from some technical or trade schools and colleges that are not accredited. They name their degrees in many non traditional ways.

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An Associates Degree is commonly a two-year degree that has only the preliminary course work of a given subject, while a Bachelor's degree is commonly a 4-year degree in which a thorough course work in the subject is undertaken. You could think of an Associates as the half-way point to a Bachelors. I am sure there are more definitive explanations, but for the fundamental purposes the above should hold true. Also, something to consider, that an associates will not be worth the same to an employer as a Bachelors from an accredited college or university, but a Bachelors will generally always carry more weight with an employer. Further, educations milestones would be a Masters and then a Doctorate.