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Posted May 21, 2016 by

What kind of degrees can be pursued online?

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The availability of online colleges has increased drastically even just over the last 10 years, and with that change, the degree offerings have also become more widespread. Today, students can find almost any degree level or major offered through an online institution. With a little effort and commitment, they can find a career path that works for them and take them where they want to go. So, consider all of the possibilities offered today when it comes to online degrees.

Certification levels

Previously, the certification levels provided through online colleges were limited, but today, students can find degrees at any level to meet their needs. Here’s an overview of certifications and degrees available at most colleges and universities.

•Certification: Many professional fields require ongoing certification to keep a license up-to-date. Fortunately, there are many certification program options, including those in medicine, education, counseling, and even business.

•Associate Degree: Two-year associate degree programs are a good choice for many career options, and online institutions typically offer a wide variety of programs at this level.

•Bachelor’s Degree: These four-year degrees are among the most popular online degree programs. Most online schools offer the widest variety of bachelor’s degree programs.

•Master’s Degree: These options used to be much less common, but students can now find online programs to obtain an MBA, MS, M.Ed., or MA.

•Doctoral Degree: This level of degree is still the rarest to be found on the internet; however, even doctorate degrees are increasingly offered online today. There are a variety of options ranging from business to education and even theology.

Majors

Many students believe they’ll be limited in their major choice if they choose to opt for an online program, but that simply isn’t the case. Online colleges offer a wide range of major options, including those in humanities, fine arts, business, finance, technology, science, health, medicine, education, and even law and criminal justice.

Specialized degrees

Today’s online colleges are even equipped to offer a wide range of specialized degree programs, such as a board certified behavior analyst program that can teach students to see the big picture. These degrees require specific preparation and advanced techniques that make them perfect candidates for an individualized online program. To pursue endorsement through a program like the behavior analyst certification, students are often required to complete specific prerequisites prior to applying for the program to ensure their success.

There are more online degree options available today than ever before. Online colleges offer programs at all different certification levels, as well as degree programs in various subjects. The possibilities are unlimited.

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Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber, guest writer

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber; https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009221637700

Posted January 20, 2015 by

How to find a good accredited online college?

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Finding a good online college is not an easy task. There are many scam colleges available online that trap people in their scam programs. Their motive is just to earn money. They don’t provide any kind of education, but waste people’s time and money. This is why, it is suggested to you to choose a good accredited college while looking for an online education institution. If you have no idea how to find a good accredited online college, then this article will be of great help to you. Given below is a guide about how to select a good accredited online college. (more…)

Posted March 06, 2014 by

How to Use Social Media to Find the School of Your Dreams

Ashley Dunlap

Ashley Dunlap

If you’ve been looking for online college programs, by now you’ve realized that it can be more difficult than you first imagined. Many online programs are very new, making them hard to find through a simple search. Other programs, seemingly ubiquitous on the internet, are either not accredited or not able to give you the professional expertise that you will need after you graduate. Wading through what’s out there can be very difficult and it’s easy to miss a lot. What is a prospective degree candidate to do? (more…)

Posted January 10, 2014 by

3 Things to Look For in an Online MBA Program

Ashley Dunlap

Ashley Dunlap

Online college has grown increasingly popular with professional adults, and online MBA programs are the most popular of all. If you’re thinking of earning your master’s degree in business online, you will be faced with a crowded marketplace and a plethora of options, as more and more universities launch programs to compete in this trend. There are several things to look for in an online MBA program which can help you narrow down your choices and decide on the right school for you. When you’re making your checklist, these are the most crucial factors to consider. (more…)

Posted September 17, 2013 by

Three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students

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Three female students who are surprised while looking at a laptop computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Online college can feel isolating sometimes.

Without the physical presence of the campus, students and professors, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the college experience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can earn an online degree and still enjoy many of the social benefits of being in college.

Here are three ways online students can be as social as on-campus students. (more…)

Posted August 20, 2013 by

3 ways to best navigate your college career center

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Open door to the word Help in red letters. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Maybe you’ve walked by it, used it once or twice or don’t even know it exists. Whatever the case may be, your college’s career center can be an excellent resource for you to figure out a major, find a job or internship, or simply learn how to craft a resume or cover letter. Even if you’re attending an online college, your school may offer career services as well.

Before you pay a visit to your school’s career center, you should put some thought into how you’ll use its services. Here are three tips to help you navigate your college career center. (more…)

Posted June 06, 2013 by

Want to Earn a Degree But Fear Computers? How Online Schools Can Help

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Teacher and student doing work on a computer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Just because you may not be the most tech savvy person does not mean you can’t earn a college degree.  With the right assistance, you can achieve this goal.

Computers are the technical, magical portals to knowledge. That’s why the best online schools are prepared to show adult students how to get up and running quickly and easily.

“Computer skills are commensurate with confidence, yet many professionals are struck with computerphobia – the fear and anxiety about computers and their use – once they are asked to complete tasks other than checking e-mail or surfing the Web,” says Jen Chavez, new student success advisor at American Sentinel University. (more…)

Posted April 10, 2012 by

Career Prospects for New Age College Students

New age college pupils have wholly accepted the modern academic regimes embraced by the world. I wasn’t into believing the fact that new age schooling had a great to contribute for a bright career until I pursued an advanced degree for professional enhancements. I know now why students are streaming towards advanced degrees which enables them to achieve something larger than life. Apart from achieving professional development, a certificate in advanced study matters because it certifies the authenticity of one’s vocational skills. (more…)

Posted March 23, 2012 by

The Online College Experience: Tips for Success

There may be many people who want to continue their education(s), but simply don’t have the time to physically attend a college or university.  This is where online education has come in to play, giving people an opportunity to further their studies at their own convenience.  As a result, more people can earn degrees while handling other responsibilities.

Here are some expert tips to make your online college experience a success: (more…)