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The main difference between an associate in applied science degree and an associate in science degree is that an AAS degrees is intended for someone that plans to find a job as soon as they finish school in a specialized area of skill (e.g. welding, automotive, ndt, dental hygenist etc.) whereareas an AS degree in science is intended for those looking to go on to a four year university. What it boils down to is that with an AAS degree MOST of the technical or vocational courses will not transfer over to a four year degree but you will be able to find an entry level job in your area of concentration. Compare that to that an associate degree in science and it would be recommended to go to a four year university because most employers wont accept an AS degreee as a qualification. With an AAS degree some of the classes will transfer over to a four year university if you earn the degree at a community college instead of a vocational or private school. Its a myth that most AAS degree courses wont transfer because at most junior colleges a student still has to take a math, English, science, computer, and elective courses as a part of their respective program. Do your research and if you intend on getting an AAS degree I would recommend getting it at a junior college instead of those technical or vocational schools if your area of concentration is offered, and normally you will see a junior college is cheaper, provides 100% finanical aid if you qualify and at most technical or vocational schools the most you can get is a certificate whereas with an AAS degree will help you out in the long run.

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An Associates in Science degree is a more general education degree, including more humanities and general sciences. An Associate in Applied Science, nursing or otherwise, is a more targeted degree for that profession. A "regular" associates degree is more transferrable to a Bachelor's degree and more all-purpose (can be applied to several jobs but in a general way), whereas an "applied" degree is more likely to get you a specific job (but no other job).


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Pure science tends to be theoretical. Expect lots of maths. While applied science tends to be experimental. Expect to be in the lab.


The BS is a bachelors of science degree (four year program of study), and the AS is an associates in science (a two year program of study). At the associate level, there is the AS degree which leads to the professional BS degree, and the Associates of Applied science (AAS). The technology degree is more of a hands on program of study.



Associate's degrees typically require between 60 and 70 credits.


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An associates of arts is a transferable two year degree following a liberal arts curriculum. An associates of science is a transferable two year degree following a math and science curriculum.Functionally, the difference is in the type of classes you take and what you plan on studying at your transfer school. If you want to be an elementary teacher or a paralegal, then you probably want an associates of arts. If you want to be a nurse or engineer, then you probably want an associates of science.Sometimes people confuse an associates (AS) of science with an associates of applied science(AAS). This is a degree awarded to individuals pursing a vocational or technical tract and is usually not transferable. An individual with an AAS degree will take mostly vocational classes and enter the workforce immediately after graduation. They will often earn a certification in their field in addition to their associates degree. Typically graduates of these programs go into fields like automotive repair and construction.There are many other associate degree programs, some offering transfer opportunities. It is really best to discuss your options with a counselor at your college.


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For example natural science is the study of a tree's reproduction cycle, nutrient intake. And applied science would be the study of how the leaves of a tree maximize solar collection and then applying that data to a solar cell.


"In this model, the pure scientist pursues knowledge strictly for its own sake. The applied scientist uses known principles to solve practical problems1." - From article "Pure and Applied Science: What's the Difference", written by Henry Mulder http://www.scienceandyou.org/articles/ess_09.shtml


Any 'Applied' Science uses the 'Pure' knowledge discovered in its study to make a Product or Service that has a PRACTICAL use in the World.


Pure science is something with a lab component, examples are biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology. An applied science is a science that incorporates many sciences such as fire science or nutritionan Applied science is the application of scientific knowledge transferred into a physical environment. Examples include testing a theoretical model through the use of formal science, or solving a practical problem through the use of natural science.


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The contrast is between "pure" and "applied", not between "pure" and "impure". Pure science investigates questions without regard to any practical applications that might derive from answering the questions. Applied science chooses questions to investigate based on the anticipated usefulness of answering the question. Anyone using the term "impure science" is just making a joke.


Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.Within the world of academia, ADN (in some areas) refers to associates degree in nursing which is program specific. AAS stands for associates in applied science which is not program specific but a degree category under which many programs of study fall. For example an AAS in electronics technology, computer science, business management, mechanical technology, etc.


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