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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 November 02, 2015 by

Online degrees and a career: 5 tips to staying on track

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More and more students are pursuing an online degree while holding a full-time job. Online universities are a great opportunity for students going back to school, studying in the military, students pursuing a graduate or professional degree, or even a traditional student who needs to start working straight away after high school. However, balancing the rigors of an online degree while maintaining a successful career is easier said than done. Students are encouraged to follow some basic time management tips to survive this tricky balancing act. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2015 by

5 Key Tips to Starting a Career in Higher Education

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Looking into the future with a career in higher education is a way for you to give back to the world with a sense of satisfaction. Before you begin moving forward with a plan of action to seek a career in higher education it is essential to review a few tips prior to enrolling in the college or university of your choice. (more…)

Posted July 07, 2014 by

5 Tips for Success When Taking Online Classes

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If you plan on taking online classes, be prepared for a totally different learning experience.

Looking into a computer screen to earn a college degree is a relatively new phenomenon and students should alter their study techniques, schedules, attitudes and more to be successful. Below are five tips to help out students new to online learning. (more…)

Posted May 12, 2014 by

Want to Land Entry Level Jobs by Getting an Online Education? 4 Tips to Get Off to a Good Start

For students who plan on getting entry level jobs by pursuing an online education, the following post has four tips to help them get off to a good start to this form of learning.

With online and distance learning, students with tight schedules are able to get the education they want on a timeframe that works for them. While the flexibility of online learning is alluring, it takes dedication and self-motivation. Here are a few tips to maximize your success when pursuing an education from home: Research Well Yes, it’s important to

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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 June 24, 2013 by

Going Back to School? Consider an Online Degree

Ashley Dunlap

Ashley Dunlap

If you are considering going back to school, you should definitely take into consideration the benefits of earning a degree online. For those of you with children, as well as those of you who are already working professionals, online courses could be a smooth transition for you and fit in your lifestyle.

There are benefits on both sides of the table, but an online degree for returning students can outweigh traditional, on-campus education in certain circumstances. Continue reading for my top 4 list of benefits of an online degree. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2013 by

8 Reasons Students are Choosing Online Schools Rather Than a Traditional Education

You’ve likely heard how online schools are increasing in enrollment by 40 percent, even as brick and mortar institutions see no growth at all in their student bodies. Want to know why? Here are the top reasons cited by online students for their decision to get an education via the Internet. (more…)

Posted March 21, 2013 by

Just Got My Masters in Communications: What Now?

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Effective communication is the key to accomplishing goals in every industry. Individuals with an online degree in communications are in high demand because they’ve been trained to execute tasks that help organizations reach their objectives. If you’re stuck at a stand-still after completing a graduate program in this field of study, take a look at some career options that could help you make good use of your degree. (more…)

Posted September 04, 2012 by

Online Degree Programs are Focus of $2.5 Million Investment

College students, are you interested in getting a degree online?  Find out which school is making a serious commitment to these programs. (more…)