Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate degrees are divided into Associate degrees and Bachelor degrees.

The Associate level degrees are the typical 2-year degrees.  However, if you do not go to school full-time, this degree takes longer to complete.  Working adults most often attend higher education on a part-time basis. 

An Associate degree consists of 60.0/credits, which is about 20 college courses.  If a student never stopped and took one course each semester it will take you about SEVEN years to complete this degree level. 

A Bachelor degree is the typical 4-year college degree consisting of about 120.0/credits.  A full-time young, traditional student living on campus can complete a Bachelor degree in four years, but the part-time working adult will take 13 or more years to complete.

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