About American Degrees
American universities offer prestigious and useful university degrees because of the rigor of the education and the quality of the material and instruction.
An Associate's Degree is a two-year degree. This degree typically focuses on core classes with an emphasis in a given subject. Thus, students develop a broad foundation of knowledge as well as some specialized skills. Graduates can either enter the workforce in entry-level positions, or they can further their education.
A Bachelor’s Degree is the traditional degree given by American colleges and universities. It normally requires at least four years of full-time study. A bachelor’s degree prepares graduates for entrance into the workforce or for progression toward a higher degree or certification. This degree focuses on both breadth (general education courses which give students introductory knowledge in several subjects) and depth (courses which concentrate study in one area, called a major).
A Master’s Degree is given in a specialized field and generally requires an additional 1-2 years of full-time study beyond a bachelor’s degree. Some students may be qualified to begin this degree based on their previous work experience rather than education.
A Certification Program prepares students to do one particular aspect of a field of study and may be completed at several points during an educational career. Certificate programs vary in length and depend upon the number of courses required.