yes you can but there are only a few schools that will allow it and it will not look good on a job application to have a great career you should get a bachelors/
Typically four years to complete a Bachelors degree. Accelerated programs allow you to complete a Bachelors in under four years by a few months.
Many careers allow you to be own boss without a college degree, but you have to either start your own business or create something with a friend and hopefully it'll become huge in the future.
The two-year associates degree is equivalent to the first two (freshman and sophomore) years of a four-year bachelors degree. So, then, one who holds a two-year associates degree may apply to a four-year bachelors degree program and enter same as a full junior; and, from there, complete just the junior and senior years of said bachelors degree.At the end of it all, one has still only gone to school for four years, exactly the same as if one had entered the four-year bachelors degree program as a freshman; however, by getting the associates first, one has two (2) degrees that one may put on one's resume at the end of that same four years.Or at least that's how it's supposed to work. The sad truth is that sometimes the associates degree doesn't contain either enough of, or the right kind of what's called "lower division general education" (LDGE) to satisfy the bachelors program. In other words, the bachelors program, if the student had just entered it from the freshman year in the first place, might require a certain amount and kind of LDGE; and the associates program, while containing roughly the same LDGE, may be just a little bit different. And so, in such case, before the bachelors program will allow the associates degree holder to enter said bachelors program as a full junior, a semester or so of additional LDGE may be required.In California, for example, we have the "community college system" (CCS) at the associates degree level; and then both the "California State University" (CSU) and the "University of California" (UC) systems. The CSU syste requires a certain kind and amount of LDGE that's just a little bit different than the UC system requires; and, even weirder, neither of those is quite the same as the LDGE that the CCS system requires if it doesn't know whether the student planes to later enter either the CSU or UC systems.So, then, what that means is the unless the CCS student specifically plans his/her LDGE in anticipation of entering either the CSU or UC systems, then it's entirely possible that his/her LDGE won't be quite right for either; even though it's enough to graduate with the assocates from the CCS system.Planning, planning, planning... that's the key. The bachelors program's "catalog" will explain what LDGE is required. The associates degree student should get a copy (either in print, through the US Mail, or as a PDF file, downloaded from the bachelors program's website) of the catalog, and learn, from it, what LDGE is required; and then said student should simply ensure that whatever LDGE s/he takes during the associates program is what the bachelors program requires.If the associates degree student hasn't decided, yet, what bachelors program s/he will enter after s/he earns his/her assocates degree, then s/he should consult with his/her academic advisor and structure his/her LDGE such that it's more than what pretty much any bachelors program would likely require so that s/he is then free to apply to pretty much any bachelors program out there. For Californians, the pretty much means to simply structure the LDGE of one's associates degree, while in the CCS system school such that the UC system (the tougher of the two, CSU and UC, systems) would accept it.
The degree one typically receives after the Bachelors degree is a Masters degree. Note: the actual degree title is Master of Science or Master of Arts, etc.; however one speaks of having a Master's degree in
In the US that is required by most schools. There are a few that may allow entrance without completing a bachelor's.
Answer 1: A two-year associates degree, no matter the subject, is 60 semester credit hours. A four-year bachelors degree, no matter the subject, is 120 semester credit hours.It depends, I admit, on the school, though. Some schools award associates degrees that contain 63 or 66, give or take, semester credit hours; and some schools award bachelors degrees that contain 123 or 128, give or take, semester credit hours. But, by and large, most associates degrees are 60, and most bachelors are 120. Period.So, then...If you want an Associate of Science (AS) in Sociology (or, at some schools, it might be an Associate of Arts (AA)) degree, then it'll be around 60 semester credit hours.If, on the other hand, you want an Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology (or, at some schools, it might be an Bachelor of Arts (BA)) degree, then it's be around 120 semester credit hours.Either way, you'll take the same basic courses in what's called "Lower Division General Education" (LDGE), which consist of courses across a wide range of subject areas -- most of which have nothing to do with a sociology degree -- so that you'll get a broadly-based general education, in many areas, in addition to the course in your sociology major.LDGE, at most schools -- and, again, this is regardless whether it's an associates or bachelors -- tends to be from 30 to as many as 45 semester credit hours; and so LDGE, alone, will take-up at least 1/2 to as much as 2/3 of an associates degree (or 1/4 to 3/8 of a bachelors degree). The rest of the courses, in either case, will be a combination of both general electives, and courses in the major (and in the minor, if you declare on... though typically only bachelors degrees allow the declaration of a minor).
There are no shortcuts. Please stop that kind of thinking. All degrees consist of the same numbers of course credits, and all course credits take about the same amount of time to earn. So there's no such thing as a "fast" degree.The only thing you can do to maybe speed it up a bit is to "test out" of certain courses by sitting for either CLEP or DSST/Dantes standardized exams. But most schools won't let you do very much of that. The absolute most CLEP/DANTES exam credits that most schools will accept is maybe a year's worth... approximately 30 semester credit hours worth. Most won't even allow that much.So, bottom line: However long a degree takes, is how long it takes. There's no shortcutting.A 60-semester-credit-hour associates (AA or AS) degree takes two years of full-time study.A 120-semester-credit-hour bachelors (BA or BS) degree takes four years of full-time study.Remember, though, that the associates degree is equal to the first two years of the bachelors degree. So it doesn't take six years of full-time study to earn both an associates and a bachelors. Rather, one first earns the associates, and then transfers that into a bachelors program; and the associates counts as the freshman and sophomore years of the bachelors, thereby allowing the student to enter the bachelors as a junior, and then complete just the junior and senior years of the bachelors. So, then, both the associates and bachelors are earned in only four years, just exactly the same is if just the four-year bachelors were earned without the associates.Of course, either of them may be earned over a longer period of time via part-time study; and many people -- especially working people, with families -- do it eactly that way. It just requires both perseverance and patience.If you have neither the patience or perseverance to take however long it takes to earn the degree, then you're not suited to pursue said degree.Whatever you do, though, don't fake it. Don't go out and get a worthless degree-mill or diploma-mill degree. More and more states are actually making that illegal; and in states like Oregon, you can even be charged with a crime for putting a fake degree on your business card, resume, a job application, in advertising, etc. Plus, once you're on the Internet somewhere, claiming a fake degree, it'll follow you around for the rest of your life, even if you stop claiming it in the real world. Human resources people always Google new job applicants, and your claiming that old fake degree will still be out there, online somewhere, even when you're in your sixties. DO NOT DO IT!Do not shortcut. Get an accredited and legitimate degree legitimately! And however long it takes, is however long it takes. One is either sufficiently patient and mature to endure it, or one isn't.
Most Social Work degrees to require at least a bachelors degreee. Obtaining one will allow you to pursue a broader range of employment oppurtunities.
A degree in environmental science would allow you to work with keeping lakes and rivers clean. You can get a job with a water treatment plant with your local city.
You need a bachelors degree in criminal justice ,or similar, to serve in the field of criminal injuries compensation. Also having a background in law will allow you to serve.
College degrees usually follow this pattern: 2 years = Associates 4 years = Bachelors 6 years = Masters 10 years = Doctorate This is the general pattern that is followed, though some college students may take a longer or shorter amount of time, such as five years for a Bachelors Degree. Some colleges even offer programs that allow for reaching a degree in less than the normal amount of time. These colleges are usually specific to a field and, as a result, are able to focus on the subjects in that field, instead of packing a students schedule with classes that have nothing to do with what they are majoring in.
Technically yes, you need at least Bachelors degree in any major to be admitted to law school. Law schools do not require specific majors for admission; however, most law school applicants have Bachelors degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, or Political Science. There are, however, some exceptions such as with Cooley School of Law in Michigan, which will allow a student with a certain amount of college credit to be admitted without earning a Bachelors degree. In addition to a Bachelors degree, all potential applicants are required to take the LSAT, or the Law School Admissions Test before admission.
There are various ways to begin working in early childhood education. While a 4-year degree is not essential for working with early childhood education, it is preferred and will allow you the best opportunities to find work.
No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.No, you cannot obtain an associates degree entirely through transfer credit. It would be like one college putting their seal on another institutions coursework. Typically, community colleges will allow 32 credits in transfer. The rest would have to be taken through that college.
Yes, it is possible to earn a master's degree with some undergrad work completed. Traditionally most people do earn a bachelors degree first and it depends if the school with accept you without the bachelors degree; however certain professions allows for it. For example in some countries you do not earn a bachelors degree in engineering, you go directly into a masters after completing the undergrad requirements. Why? because in some countries there is no such thing as a bachelors in engineering since it's a professional degree. [MsEng] Some medical schools also allow students who fulfilled most of the undergrad work to be accepted into graduate studies without the bachelor's. There is a masters degree path for executives that may not require undergrad degree called an Executive MBA. In summary, it really depends on the school to accept you without the undergrad degree and not someones personal opinion, so it is possible to do it. Many Americans are only use to the traditional educational paths, but there are many different paths in education. It's also common to list your highest degree obtained on your resume.
Depending on the courses, yes you can. However, most schools will only allow approximately 32 credits in transfer (half the program).
A high school diploma or an equivalency certificate is typically required to get entry into a college. Some Community Colleges may allow you to take courses without it.
You are probably referring to the difference between an associates in applied science (AAS) and an associates of arts (AA) or science (AS) in accounting. In this case, the AAS in accounting is a very career oriented program of study designed to give the student all the expertise - particular to the field - they need to gain employment in entry level positions upon completion of the degree. While there are some general education courses required, they are limited to allow a greater number of professional phase courses particular to accounting. The AA (and to a lesser extent the AS) degree is much broader in scope and well balanced between a liberal arts background with some professional phase courses required as prerequisites for the higher level courses at four year institutions.OK, the bottom line is this. If you do not intend to go for a bachelors degree in accounting, then the AAS in accounting is fine. However, most AAS degrees in accounting do not transfer well to four year colleges and universities (unless they have a special articulation with the school) should you want to pursue a bachelors in accounting at a later date. In today's work environment you really should pursue the bachelors degree. In this case, at the associates level, a degree in straight business is usually the best. It has a good balance of general education courses that are required within the general cluster area at the bachelors level, along with the appropriate professional phase courses. The AA is designed for transfer to four year colleges and universities.
Most online bachelor degree colleges still require the traditional 120 credit hours before they can award a bachelors degree. However, they also allow transfer of credits (upto 90 credits) from a community college or other accredited college, towards your degree. Others also offer accelerated programs to complete the course faster. Others also allow students to take what are called CLEP exams (challenge tests) that test a students knowledge and proficiency in a specific subject, after which you can use those credits to fulfill a class/course requirements.
Answer 1: An associates degree -- be it an "Associate of Arts" (AA) or an "Associate of Science" (AS) -- is 60 semester credit hours. A bachelors degree, regardless of kind, is typically exactly twice that: 120 semester credit hours.The "lower division general education" (LDGE) coursework of both an associates degree, and a bachelors degree, are identical; and so, then, either all or nearly all of any associates degree may be counted as the first two years -- the first half, or the freshmand and sophomore years) -- of any bachelors degree. So, then, in other words, a person with a two-year associates degree, who transfers same into a four-year bachelors degre, will only have to do that last two (junior and senior) years of said bachelors degree.After that, s/he will be able to put both an associates and a bachelors degree on his/her resume, even though it took him/her the same four years to earn both degrees as if s/he had just gotten a four-year bachelors degree.The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a four-year, 120 semester credit hour (or sometimes it's 128 semester credit hours, at some schools; but for our purposes, here, let's just go with 120 semestee credit hour) bachelors degree; and so a 60 semester credit hour associates degree -- regardless whether it's an AA or AS degree -- should count as most or all of the BSN's first two (freshman and sophomore) years, leaving only the BSN's last two (junior and senior) years to be completed.But the operative word, there, was "should." An AA degree is an arts degree, and an AS degree is a sciences degree. Arts degrees always have less math and science in them than do AS degrees; and a BSN contains lots of math and science. So, then, it's less likely that an AA would count as the entire first two years of a BSN than it would be that an AS would so count. Therefore, a person transfering an AA into a BSN program will quite likely need to take a couple or three summer sessions of additional math and science courses in order to get caught-up. Therefore, an AA degree holder who transfer his/her AA into a BSN might end-up going to school for a semester or so (or at least a summer or so) longer than an AS degree holder who did the same thing.But, in any case, an associates degree -- regardless whether an AA or AS -- should count as aroung half of the BSN......at least in most states. Some states require that the BSN be a bit longer than a normal bachelors degree. In such states, the AA or AS would likely still count toward most or all of the freshmand and sophomore years, but the student may then need to take not only the BSN's normal junior and senior years, but also however much additional coursework the state requires in order to earn a BSN.Remember that nursing is a regulated (by the state) profession, requiring a license. The state, therefore, gets to decide what kind of education it wants its nurses to have before it will issue them a license. In some states a BSN is a certain number of semester credit hours in length, and in other states it's a bit more. It all just depends on the state.There are also states -- and I'd sure never want to be in the hospital in any of them -- that will allow persons with only two-year associates degrees to become a "registered nurse" (RN). In most states, people with associates degrees may only become such as a "Licensed Practical Nurse" (LPN), or a "Licensed Vocational Nurse" (LVN), but not an RN. In most states, one must have not only a four-year bachelors degree, but, specifically a "Bachelor of Science in Nursing" (BSN) degree in order to become an RN. Avoid, if you wish to follow my advice, getting sick and being in the hospital in any state where a person with only an associates degree may become an RN! But now I digress. Sorry.So, bottom line, a person with a two-year AA degree should be able to transfer same into a four-year BSN degree, and then do around two more years of study, give or take, in order to earn said BSN degree. But, seriously, it can vary from state to state; so please contact the nursing board (or whatever state entity issues nursing licenses) in the state in which you plan on being a nurse, and learn precisely what are the educational requirements.Know, also, that some state nursing boards won't accept a BSN from just anywhere. Some states actually specify from which schools their nursing license applicants must have graduated in order to be acceptable. So, again, always consult the website of the state entity which issues nursing licenses in the state in which you'd like to be a nurse so that you may see exactly what are the educational requirements in order to become the kind of nurse you'd like to become. Whatever the state says, and not what anyone in a place like this tells you, is the correct answer to your question.
That just would not make sense for numerous reasons. It would present of host of problems too many to cover here. Focus on one or the other. You will need to check with your school to make sure they allow it. I think earning both degrees at the same time can be beneficial. Say for example, if you are earning a Bachelors that will require a masters or higher to get a good job and you want to get an associate so you can get a descent job while you earn your masters, that could work. I don't think you should discard the idea. I think you are a great thinker for asking this question and if people can do double majors, they can do a bachelors and an associates at the same time.
Yes, I believe you can! I know that Trine University and other institutions do work "other related" class work, education, together to form Bachelors or Masters degrees. There may be one that will allow you to do on-line classes.I have a "vast variety" of medical education and am pooling it together for a Bachelors in Emergency Management and then will try to finish with a Masters in Criminal Justice.Good luck in researching this!
It varies by state, school system, area you wish to teach, and grade you wish to teach. *** For starters, it's almost always required to take a "Effective Teaching Training" course, and receive that certificate. Also most educational institutes requires a bachelors in education, and or a bachelors in a field of expertise in order to teach. Some educational institutes will allow a teaching position, if the person has an Associate degree, and is working towards a Bachelors degree. Experience is always a plus, become a volunteer because it will look nice on any resume'.