August 29, 2016
Your opportunity is knocking for more skills, higher earnings, greater opportunity, and better quality of life.
For all of those reasons and more, an undergraduate degree can be a worthwhile educational investment. Whether you're fresh out of high school or you are contemplating continuing your academic journey after time in the workforce, taking the next step from high school diploma to post-secondary education can lead to a more fulfilling and financially rewarding career.
An undergraduate education refers to post-secondary coursework: associate and bachelor's degree programs. Typically, associate degrees are 60-credit, two-year programs, and bachelor's programs, either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS), are traditionally 120-credit, four-year programs - although the amount of time and required credits varies from program to program.
Associate degrees are often a steppingstone to a bachelor's degree. Education Week reported that more than 40 percent of those with associate's degrees - and 60 percent of those who earn one by age 20 - go on to complete a bachelor's degree.
College Atlas, an educational planning website, states that a bachelor's degree is the most common educational credential, and often a requirement for more skilled entry-level positions.
SNHU is a recognized innovator in online education and has been helping students complete their undergraduate degrees online for decades. If time has been an obstacle for you in the past, consider the possibilities of an online program.
Earning an associate degree online is an affordable, convenient way to begin or continue your education -and learn valuable marketable skills. There is a variety of 60-credit online associate degrees, ranging from accounting and business administration to information technology and marketing; and more than 100 career-focused, online bachelor's degrees. With 24/7 access to your coursework and resources, these flexible programs give you the ability to work on your degree on your own time.
If you started college but life got in the way, you can pick up where you left off. Transfer-friendly programs make it easy for students who have already begun their college education to complete their bachelor's - up to 90 previous undergraduate credits can be considered toward your undergraduate degree. Transferring in credits from your previous institution also will allow you to complete your degree faster and more affordably.
A master's degree is often preferred, sometimes required, for higher-level or specific positions within many industries and organizations. In fact, a master's degree is a natural next step for many undergraduate students, so consider plotting out an academic plan early and choose the best course of study to reach your ultimate goal.
Online graduate education can create greater opportunities - with more than 100 master's degree programs for in-demand career fields, such as information technology, healthcare and business. Most of these graduate degrees can be completed in just over a year.
Flexible and convenient online programs can help you reach your goals, even while you're working full-time, raising a family and attending to all of the other important things in your life.
Digital technologies are ubiquitous in the modern world. That's part of the reason the idea of a digitally transformed business has become the focus of so many executives and business owners.
From early roles as a project director to chief strategy officer, alumni Heather Staples Lavoie's SNHU MBA education has proved beneficial throughout.
As the Official Education Partner of Major League Soccer (MLS), SNHU was able to send three of its online communication students to the 2016 MLS Cup in Toronto, Canada to cover the game.