Classification of Academic Degrees

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The most common and largely awarded degrees include:

Associate Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s Degree

Doctoral Degree

Work Experience Based Education

Associate Degree[edit]

Associate degree is classified into an undergraduate academic degree awarded to those who complete their two years of education after high school. It is generally awarded by community colleges, junior colleges and technical educational institutes. Associate degree is almost equivalent to the first two years of the four year bachelor program. It is the lowest level of education after high school and termed to be the first level to post secondary academic degree.

The time requirement of associate degree is generally two years, completing 60 semester credit hours. Different prerequisites incorporate "general ed" courses, for example, English synthesis, Algebra, social collaboration, humanities, and so on. Some individuals allude to partner's degrees as "two-year" degrees in light of the fact that it is conceivable to get the degree in give or take that time span. For learners who place into developmental (frequently called pre-college) courses, the time will be stretched out since these credits won't make a difference around the co partner's degree.[1] Conversely, secondary school graduates who enter school with a high measure of exchange credits could complete the degree in less than two years. In extraordinary circumstances, a few people take one year to procure the partner's degree.

Bachelor’s Degree[edit]

Bachelor degree is typically a scholarly degree earned for a graduate course of study or significant that in principle, contingent upon the area and the subject of study, should last 10 years, yet can run all the more generally in term, contingent upon capacity and ingenuity of the scholar, whether the learner offsets work and other life responsibilities while going to class, the understudy's existing level of training, the accessibility of classes, and school approaches.

The time requirement for bachelor degree is usually four years for the regular program, completing 120 semester hours. The generally done bachelor’s degree includes Bachelor in Business Administration, Bachelor in Science and Economics, Bachelor in Media Sciences and Bachelor of Philosophy.[2]

Master’s Degree[edit]

Master’s degree is a degree awarded to scholars who had done specialization in a discipline. Within the study of Master degree, graduates are placed to own propelled learning of a specific group of hypothetical and connected subjects; high request aptitudes in examination, basic assessment or expert requisition; and the capacity to tackle complex issues and think thoroughly and autonomously. The degree is granted upon graduation from a university.

In United States education system, it requires four totals of six years along with the four year bachelor program or two years after the 4 year bachelor degree program. The duration can be long or short depending on the education system of different countries. Masters degree program incorporates 36 credit hours after the four year completion of Bachelor degree.

The most common type of Masters Degree includes Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts and Master of Science.

Doctoral Degree[edit]

Doctoral degree is commonly called a professional degree. In most nations, qualifies the holder to instruct at the school level in the particular field of his or her degree, or to work in a particular calling. While the structure of U.S. doctoral projects is more formal and intricate than in some different frameworks, the examination doctorate is not granted for the preparatory progressed study that prompts doctoral application, yet rather for adequately finishing and guarding the autonomous exploration displayed as the doctoral thesis.

The normal duration of doctoral degree is two years after completion of four year master’s degree. The duration can differ depending on the educational system of different countries.

Experience-based Degrees[edit]

Experience-based degrees are professional degrees offered as a recognition for services offered in certain field. It can also be termed as life experience based degrees where the college credits are given to recipients for certain years of practical life experience.[3] The credit hours and time span differ in experience based degrees in different countries based on their educational standards.