vs. Bachelor's

See which Degree is Right for You

Associate's Degree

An Associate’s Degree is generally a 2-year program that prepares students for a career or to transfer into a Bachelor’s Degree Program. A student can usually get an Associate’s Degree from a technical college/community college for a significantly reduced cost compared to a Bachelor’s Degree.

Career Options

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Technician
  • Radialogic & MRI Technologist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Dental Hygenist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Web Developer
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Police Officer
  • Paralegal

Bachelor's Degree

A Bachelor’s Degree is generally a 4-year program that provide an advanced study in a particular major. These programs are offered at major colleges and universities and are generally more expensive than an Associate’s Degree

Career Options

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Sales Manager
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Information Systems Manager


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