Explanation of Degrees
A program where students pursue an associate (2-year) or bachelor’s (4-year) degree at a college or university. This program leads to a graduate program.
A program leading to a master’s degree, doctoral degree or advanced certificate; after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate students satisfying college or university studies as a full-time or part-time student for two-years are granted the associate’s degree as completion of the program. Associate degree’s can later credited towards obtaining a 4-year degree called a Bachelor’s Degree.
A degree received after the satisfactory completion of a four or five year study at a college or university. View your specific college/university to see what types of Bachelor’s Degrees are offered.
A master’s degree is designed to provide students additional education or training in a specialized branch of knowledge, after obtaining a bachelor’s degree.