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 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 stepping stone 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 earn valuable, marketable skills. SNHU offers 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. SNHU's transfer-friendly programs make it easy for students who have already started their college education to complete their bachelor's - up to 90 previous undergraduate credits can be considered toward your SNHU 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 specialized 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.
SNHU offers online graduate education opportunities - 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.
SNHU's flexible and convenient online programs are here to help you reach your goals.
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