Online Bachelors Degree Programs

What Jobs Can I Get With a Bachelors of Science Degree?
Today it is more important than ever to understand your career options before you graduate from college. This is particularly true when you are interested in a career in science. While most of the research and high paying jobs in science will require a master's degree or a Ph.D., there are several entry level science jobs that only require a bachelor's degree in a science subject.

Science Teacher

The first career that you can start with a bachelors of science degree is a teaching career. The qualifications for full time science teachers are going to vary by state, however, generally you will need a bachelors of science degree and some education and child development coursework. You will then need to get your teaching license. If your state requires an advanced degree in order to be a full time teacher, you can still earn money as a substitute teacher while you pursue a higher degree.

Lab Assistant

If you are interested in a career in research and development then you can look into becoming a lab assistant. This is an entry level science position that will involve supportive tasks like collecting, labeling and organizing samples, completing paperwork, answering phones, cleaning the lab and assisting the laboratory's lead scientists. This is a great way to work your way up in the ranks when you only have a bachelor's degree.

Forensic Scientist

If forensics is your cup of tea then you can look into a career as a forensic scientist. You can get an entry level job at a forensics lab or with a police department with just a bachelor's degree. In this situation there may be state and employer specific requirements for each job. Common job duties for an entry level forensic scientist will include collecting evidence, cataloguing evidence, running tests and writing reports, as well as providing support functions for higher level scientists.

Computer Programmer

If your area of science focus was computer programming then you will qualify for many entry level programming positions when you graduate from a bachelors of science program. You can develop websites, you can debug software programs or you can test programs for function and problems. You can also work as a customer service representative or a technical support representative.

Engineer

Entry level engineer positions can also be obtained with just a bachelor level degree in science. These positions will usually have job duties that are primarily supportive in nature, but this is not always the case. The best way to transition to a high paying engineering career is to get an internship that allows you to gain professional experience with a company that is in an industry that interests you.

Medical Careers

There are many medical positions that only require a bachelors of science degree or less in a particular medical function. For example, you can get a bachelor's degree in nursing, in phlebotomy or in the operation of imaging technology. All of these careers offer a great salary and there is a high demand for these professionals. Usually you will need to go to a technical or specialty school to get a medical technician or nursing degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What real colleges offer online Bachelors Degree Programs?
    I am looking for real colleges that offer the programs because I keep finding phony colleges online. I am in the NY/CT area if that helps.

    Thanks
    Thanks I did not know that. I think I will look into online and campus classes that go hand in hand. I just can not devote to a all campus schedule.

    • ANSWER:
      Lots do -- but none that are respected universities.

      Many schools are starting to offer some classes online -- but not whole programs. They are usually restricted to introductory classes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any Parapsychology Bachelor Degree programs offered online?
    I am interested in perusing another Bachelors degree in Parapsychology. I want to obtain the Bachelors online and finish up for a doctorate with it on campus after. Does anyone know of an online school offering a Bachelors program in Parapsychology...? A link would be great too!

    • ANSWER:
      Not from any accredited colleges or universities.
      Franklin Pierce University (fully accredited) offers a minor in parapsychology with a major in psychology at the Bachelors level.
      Doctorates in parapsychology are not offered (from accredited universities) in the U.S. except possibly by special arrangement with schools like University of California, Berkley that are know for designing and awarding unusual degrees (one in magic).

      Also, most people working in parapsychology do not have degrees in parapsychology. They usually hold doctorates in a conventional science (physics, medicine, psychology, anthropology, engineering, etc.). They usually do their dissertation on a parapsychology subject.

      Please contact me if you want more information.

      Psi

  3. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an online bachelors degree program in veterinary technology?
    That will allow you to go and take tests, do labs and stuff on their campus? i live in nc and there's absolutely nothing out here. i've looked into st.petersburg online program but that's all i could find

    • ANSWER:
      While there are some "blended" courses available with a mix of online and classroom/lab attendance, they are relatively rare. They are not well regarded and are usually tend to be seen as the student's way of trying to cut corners. Actual classroom programs are far more important in programs that should have lab work such as the vet program you mentioned. While they might have some online courses, legit universities typically limit any online credit to no more than 12 semester hours of online class counting towards a bachelors degree. There have been widespread reports of students hiring impostors to take online courses or them. The impostor takes the online course, but someone else gets the credit. As a result, any online course is considered questionable. As a former recruiter, i can say that we would never hire anyone with an online degree.
      The bottom line here is that you need to avoid any online programs or any for-profit colleges. Actual college classroom attendance is much more acceptable in the job market. It also allows for a closer interaction not available otherwise. Part of the overall college experience is also related to the social interactions.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where do I go to get an online bachelors degree in psychology if I have an Associates in art and science?
    I am working towards my associates at an online college and want to further my education in the psychology department. Anyone know of a school that offers online bachelor degree programs in child psychology?

    • ANSWER:
      University of Phoenix.

  5. QUESTION:
    American Bar Association approved online Bachelor degree programs?
    Are there any ABA approved Bachelor programs leading to a degree in paralegal studies?

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  6. QUESTION:
    Where is the best source online to get a bachelors degree??
    I have an associate's degree in business administration and am looking for the best online source to compare bachelors degree programs online.

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently a junior at Upper Iowa University. I love it and highly recommended it to anyone! The courses are 8 week terms and you only need to take 2 courses per term to be considered full-time for financial aid etc. Check it out at www.uiu.edu

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have recommendations for good online bachelor degree programs that are inexpensive?
    I’m looking for a program that isn’t going to be SO expensive. I can afford about 00 dollars a year. I would pay out of pocket as I am currently already paying for student loans and don’t want to go that route again. Any information anyone has would be very helpful!

    • ANSWER:
      If a Canadian university would work for you, Athabasca University in Alberta is well recognized and specializes in distance and on line education programs. Here is their website. Good luck with it.

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a bachelors degree completely online?
    Okay, I'm now looking into being a librarian. You need a masters in library science and I've found plenty of ALA accredited online programs for this, but I need a bachelors degree first. All of the 'real' colleges with online bachelor degree programs I have been able to find are only bachelor completion programs which means I'd have to take 2 years of college somewhere else and then transfer. I really don't want to have to go through the hassle of trying to transfer my credits over and over again. Does anyone know of any programs, completely online, in which you can earn a bachelors degree from start to finish? 'Real' colleges please- I'd like to steer away from online universities with advertisements all over the internet, if at all possible because I don't know if I can trust them.

    • ANSWER:
      You can check out here http://www.thedegreeexperts.com/online-degree.aspx for various associate, bachelors and master’s programs available online. They have also listed out name of the universities against each course where that particular course is available. You can trust the universities featured at this website as all are legitimate and accredited and are moreover well recognized in the job market.

  9. QUESTION:
    Most affordable Online degree programs?
    I want to go back and finish my bachelors degree (maybe get an associates first). I want to do it online (i.e. something like University of Phoenix). What colleges offer an associates or bachelor program that is 100% online but affordable. I know "Affordable" is a subjective term, but let's go for "Most affordable" for now.

    For a major, I'm considering technology, preferably general programming, web development or database administration.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My best recommendation would be to contact a number of colleges to find the best fit for you and your needs (tuition, schedule, career opportunities, etc.). Too often people enroll in the first school they find rather than taking the time to find the best school for them. Taking that time now could save you a lot of time, money and frustration if you choose the wrong school.
      This site has some good info on regionally accredited online degrees and some colleges that offer them to help expand your search:

      http://www.ecollegefinder.org

      I think you can enter your info on there for any colleges you are interested in and they will send you more info for free. Good Luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Recommended Online Bachelors Degree Program for Computer and Information Science?
    What would you recommend and why?

    • ANSWER:
      Even though the website is not directly related to online degree, you can get some benefit from the website because the site contains lots of information about free course lectures in Computer Science from universities.

      http://www.infocobuild.com/education/academic/computer-electric.html

  11. QUESTION:
    Will decent mba programs look down on my online bachelors degree?
    I am finishing my online bs in information technology from a reputable accredited public state university and plan to apply to another public universitys mba program on campus. Will this affect my application. I have ten years work experience and a 3.7 gpa.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they will. They will see that you failed to get the on-campus "community of learners" experience that is so important to good education.
      Also, you'll probably do poorly on the GMAT exam.

  12. QUESTION:
    Where can I find solid information about online degree programs?
    Particularly about getting associates or bachelors degree online. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several websites that provide this information very openly nowadays. However, some sources are of course more reliable than others. The site in source looks to have a lot of information and resources pertaining to what you're looking for. All the best in your studies!

  13. QUESTION:
    Which are the BEST online Bachelor's Degree programs?
    First, I would like to begin with a brief overview. Currently, I am a 21 year old sophmore attending Hofstra University out on Long Island, NY. I took the first 2 years after graduating high school off, because I honestly didn't know what I wanted to do. I made the decision I wanted to obtain my B.S. in Finance, Business Administration, or Management so I applied to Hofstra University and was accepted.

    I now face a major decision in my life and have come here for honest opinions and possible guidance. I just got offered at job with a base salary of ,000 which requires full-time work. This means I must leave Hofstra University, but still wanting to obtain my Bachelor's. I have been reviewing some online programs which will allow me to do both, which is exactly what I want, but I don't know where to apply. If there's one thing I want to make clear it's that I don't want to attend a typical online degree program (i.e. University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, AIU, Ashford University, etc). I want to attend a well known college such as Boston U, Penn State, etc. however I can only find MBA programs for such.

    If you know of any online programs which you think I may like please let me know as I am honestly caught in the crossroads and have little time to make a HUGE decision. I would like to thank you all for reading regardless if you reply. All answers, guidance, and opinions are deeply appreciated. Take care.

    • ANSWER:
      "Best" is such a subjective term that there really hasn't been a valid rating system for online programs like there have been for traditional programs.

      Bottom line is that the best online programs will be at the best traditional colleges. Peterson's has a pretty good search engine for online programs but remember that the world of distance learning is in a state of constant change. New programs are being added all of the time. http://www.petersons.com/distancelearning/code/search.asp

      A search on bachelor's with business administration as the major returned five pages to look at. Penn State is on that list. BS in Business Administration http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/BachelorinBusiness.shtml

      Plenty of these are state colleges (Kansas State, UMass, UHawaii, UIllinois, UMichigan, UWisconsin, etc.) that would offer a good combination of quality and price while many others are those "as seen on TV" schools that you probably prefer to avoid.

      Take a look at the search engine and see what you think. There are plenty of good options out there. If I were looking for a bachelor's in a business area, I'd be inclined to like UMass Amherst's BBA http://www.umassonline.net/degrees/Online-Degree-Bachelor-Business-Administration.cfm

      Add: I'm not so sure that the statistical data or the academic research supports Angel's opinion about the value of a college degree. I'm sure you're not hoping to stay in this same position at the same salary for the rest of your life. We both know that the degree (any degree) will be needed for advancement.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the best university to complete an online bachelors degree?
    i want to go to school online(100%) and receive a bachelors degree. Which school is the best school to do that? Their is a lot of different online programs offered. Which one is the best and will be respected by employers?

    • ANSWER:
      Many of them are the same one- just different names. Respected by employers ... seriously? They are a joke. Go to a community college for a couple of years -- in person -- and really learn something, have your credits transferable in the future. Where will you transfer to or get into grad school from Online U.?

  15. QUESTION:
    Are there any physician assistant programs offered online. I have a bachelors degree and i want to go to PA ?
    school and i was wondering if there are any programs out there that are offered and that are online programs for physician assistant and certification.

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a serious question, right? Would you allow your self or your children to be diagnosed and treated by someone who was trained online?

      Why don't you read through the curriculum of a few PA programs and try to imagine how many of the parts it would be possible to teach online and how many parts involve touching patients under the guidance of a physician.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does a University of Pheonix online bachelors degree really look good to employers?
    I am currently taking classes at a community college in route to getting my Associate in Arts degree. I was going to transfer to a local University, but I have recently been thinking about maybe signing up for a Bachelors Program with University of Pheonix Online. I have a child and it would just be more convenient. Do employers look down on schools like these? I just want to cover my butt! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I disagree that University of Phoenix is a diploma mill. One look at their tuition prices will indicate it is more expensive than most community colleges.

      many of my colleagues have taken classes through University of Phoenix and the organization offers both on-line and physical classes.

      http://www.phoenix.edu/campus_locations/campus_locations.aspx

      I would suggest you see if what they offer meets your educational, time, and monetary needs and make an informed decision from there.

  17. QUESTION:
    Where in India can i persue my bachelors degree via distance learning / Online study?
    Due to my tight work schedule, i want to study a Bachelors degree course from an Indian University BUT via long distance learning / Online study programme. Kindly advice me on where best or where exactly i can choose the bachelors degree programme.

    • ANSWER:
      Anna University, Chennai is one of the best university conducts online education.www.annauniv.edu/cde

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some legitimate, accredited online bachelor's degree programs?
    It seems like there are a lot of scams and some unreliable programs out there. Is there perhaps a website that has a list of accredited online college programs? Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a few genuine good ones I have come across:

      http://www.extension.harvard.edu/

      http://www.wgu.edu/

      http://cps.regis.edu/?cid=gen-internal-prosp

      https://www.excelsior.edu/

      http://www.bellevue.edu/

      http://sln.suny.edu/

      There are in fact tons of good ones about that are not a scam. They are usually well respected brick and mortar schools that also offer online programs. They are not schools like Kaplan, Phoenix or Westwood which are for profit schools. Stay clear of for profit schools.

      Thanks
      Bill

  19. QUESTION:
    Accelerated Bachelors Degree online program?
    I have never been to college. I am 34 yrs old. I work for a hospital and have for almost 8 years now. I have been looking in to getting a degree and most importantly in Healthcare Administration. I have looked in to several schools but found a couple of accelerated programs for this specific field. Has anyone else done an online accelerated program and if so, did you like it and was it worth it. If do do this...it will take me about 2 1/2 yrs to get the bachelors and then I qualify for next in line to take my managers job which will pay me almost ,000/year. I need advice and help. This online school is nationally accredited and recognized...

    • ANSWER:
      Nancy, a lot of professionals get their degrees online for career advancement. It’s not a bad idea at all for you to consider getting an online BS degree in healthcare management. Here’s a program you can take a look at and see if it meets your requirements:

      http://www.independence.edu/healthcare/bachelors/health-services-management

      You can earn this degree in a little over three years. Accelerated degree programs are great to hasten the process of graduation, but you should know that the coursework of such programs will be quite intensive and you may end up getting fewer breaks.

  20. QUESTION:
    Which is better, an online Bachelor Degree from a traditional college or a technical college.?
    I've found Bachelor Degree online programs that are offered at traditional universities and technical colleges and I'm wondering which would be more respected by employers and provide more opportunity.

    • ANSWER:
      Online bachelor’s degree brings lots of career opportunities your way for better career and bright future. Moreover it depends on the college from where you pursue your degree that whether it would benefit your career or not. Here http://www.thedegreeexperts.com/online-college.aspx you can see the list of top, accredited and well reputed online colleges providing online courses in various fields.

  21. QUESTION:
    Should I Earn a Bachelors Degree Online?
    Why are online degree programs so popular and why should I consider enrolling in one when going back to school?

    • ANSWER:
      Online degree programs have grown in popularity over the years for many reasons that include the creation of accredited online colleges, traditional colleges and universities offering online courses, and increased interest by those already in the workforce who want to further their careers by earning a degree while they work.

      Save Time by Taking Courses Online

      For many students, returning to school to earn a bachelors degree means taking time off from work, spending less time with family, and being around younger students. It’s these factors that deter some students from returning to school.

      But by enrolling in an online degree program, students will be able to take courses from home without having to spend time driving to the college or university, paying for childcare or sitting in a classroom filled with learners they may not have anything in common with. With a bachelor degree online, students can still pursue their educational goals without disturbing their lives in the process.

      Online bachelor degree programs often involve listening to lectures, reading lecture notes from instructors or participating in live chat with other students and instructors. Students will still be responsible for turning in all assignments and tests like traditional students, but they will not have to spend as much time in the classroom.

      Convenience of Online Courses

      If you want to continue working while earning a bachelors degree, earning your degree online is more convenient than traditional classroom courses in several ways. First, you have the ability to only take as many courses as you can handle each semester. Second, since you won’t have to spend time in a classroom, you will have more time to study or focus on other areas in your life. Third, you will be given a syllabus at the beginning of each course that outlines how the course will be taught. This will include due dates for all assignments, tests and projects so you can budget your time.

      Online Education Costs Lower

      Depending on the program you enroll in, earning an online bachelor degree may cost less than attending a traditional university program. Online colleges have lower overhead because they don’t provide housing or classroom space and do not support extra-curricular activities such as sports, music or theater programs. When you enroll in an online degree program, the cost of tuition, additional supplies or materials, and fees for IT support are usually all you will be required to pay.

      Greater Acceptance of Online Degree Programs

      According to the report, Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006, published by The Sloan Consortium, in 2003, only 57% of academic leaders thought students who earned their degree online received the same or better education than those attending traditional programs. By 2006, that number rose to 62%. This means that online education programs are becoming more accepted by educators and employers as each year passes.

      Career Advancement

      Earning an online BS degree can help your career in many ways. Not only will you be qualified for career advancement, many employers reward those who take the initiative to further their education, with bonuses and higher pay.

      Online bachelor degrees are available in many fields. Through careful research, you can find an online program that suits your needs.

  22. QUESTION:
    Reccomendations for an online Bachelors degree?
    I am currently a student of the American College of Technology. I signed a contract back in '09 with the promise of a bachelors degree. This school still doesn't have the program to obtain such a degree, and that leaves me in search of a new college. As it stands at this moment, I am in need of an online bachelors degree program. I am seeking the best and most trustworthy option for obtaining an online bachelors degree in the shortest amount of time. I've heard of college's that offer a bachelors degree in as short of time as one year. Please also help me in fin finding out the best type of business degree to become a most desired procurement agent. I formally worked at Bell Helicopter as a jr. buyer, but I was dismissed because I didn't have a degree. I am not interested in the Pheniox University offerings either. Please help me!! Thanks, Jen

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear about that luck, I would hope the American College of Technology will be helping to pay for it!

      Getting a bachelors degree is becoming more and more popular to be taken completely online. With today's society moving at such a fast pace, people want to be able to be as inconvenienced as possible, especially through earning an education. One recommendation is to look into online colleges that offer both on campus and online courses. If a university is accredited for ground campus based degrees, then obtaining an online degree from the same institution gives the most benefit. Colleges like the University of Phoenix are cool and all, however the authority and quality of the degree varies and can be looked down upon by employers so its good they don't interest you.

      One of the best colleges I have seen and heard of that offer fully online courses and successful job placement would be Post University. You can see both their online undergraduate/bachelors degrees here: http://www.post.edu/online/programs.shtml Give it a look and see what you think. Hopefully you will enjoy the information and it helps you make decisions based on your future. Best of luck to you!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get accepted to a good graduate school program with an online Bachelors Degree?
    I was forced to quit college due to financial contraint some years ago. I am now 29 and I have made enough money to afford to go to school. Since I own a small company, I cannot just take off for four years so I am considering obtaining my degree online. I am also looking to get into a good (top 50) graduate school to further my education. I understand there will obviously be some differences, but at the same time, I know that graduate schools often look more at the test scores than the name of college you went to. Will an online degree be a great hinderance in getting into a good graduate school?

    On another note, does anyone recommend a good leading online degree program aside from the major universities?

    Thank you!
    After taking the advice, i contacted one of the schools around the new England area. Do schools in different region have different organization where they receive the accreditation? The school I have contacted for example are accredited by the "New England Association of Schools and Colleges". Do accreditations differ depending on the organization or are they pretty much considered the same? I did a research online but it is so complex and I could not find a straight answer. Thanks a lot for your help.!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with everything N.M. said, and he said it better than I could have. This site has some good info on regionally accredited online bachelors degree programs and some colleges for you to consider.

      http://www.ecollegefinder.org/online-bachelor-degree-programs.aspx

      I would definitely recommend contacting a number of schools to find the best fit for you and your needs. I would be sure to ask about tuition, schedule requirements and professor interaction which is very important for grad school recommendations as N.M. highlighted. Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Looking for an online Bachelors degree progam that all 60 of my general education credits will transfer into?
    I have an associates degree in general studies and I want to finish up my degree online. I have looked into the General Studies BA degree from the Ball State University online program and am searching for something similar to that.

    • ANSWER:
      Ashworth College, spammed below, is a worthless for-profit school which lacks regional accreditation.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know an actual University that offers a History Bachelors Degree Program online?
    I live in California and almost all of our state schools are not accepted students for next year due to budget constraints. I've looked through dozens of schools that have online programs but I can't seem to find any History ones. Has anyone seen one out there? If it's on the west coast I may be able to get resident tuition saving me money. I'm trying to stay with an accredited university and not DeVry, Phoenix, etc. Thanks!
    Future - Whilst the university has regional accreditation, its online business degrees lack professional accreditation from the AACSB. AACSB-accredited degrees have the highest reputation amongst academics and employers alike for business degree accreditation.

    Phoenix is a joke. You are paying for the degree. You cannot transfer to a Masters program anywhere else with a BA from Phoenix. They lock you into their overpriced, poorly taught school. No thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many colleges that offer degrees in history through distance learning. Some good ones to look into include Columbia College, Dickinson State University, Mercy College,
      Northeastern University, Regent University, SUNY Empire State College, Thomas Edison State College, University of Houston-Victoria, and University of Maryland University College. I attend SUNY Empire and it is a good school. But you have to write a rationale essay and create your own degree plan (it's not as easy as it sounds). Still, it has a low tuition rate, and the classes do transfer to other institutions of high learning. Good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    Which university offers part time or online bachelor degree program?
    I am a German national living in Thailand and would like to study online for a bachelor in business. Preferably without having to attend the university regularly as I am working and also have a family in Thailand. Anyone knows a good university that would be suitable for my requirements?

    • ANSWER:
      Ramkhamhaeng University and Rangsit University.

      Most friends I have took online courses at Ramkhamhaeng University. You just have to go there for exam. Maybe, twist a year. I think you should contact the university in person.

  27. QUESTION:
    I am trying to do an online college program in geography so I can get my bachelor's degree. Does anyone know?
    of any colleges that offer an online program like that? I am tired of searching and searching online for schools that offer online bachelor's degree programs. Cause then after I complete the degree I want to pursue a furthering of the degree by doing Geographic Information Systems. If anyone has any definite answers let me know. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't believe any fully online programs offer this program. You are

      going to have to go to a traditional college that offers online courses.

      Most traditional colleges offers online courses and you never have to

      attend the college until graduation day. Have you ever thought about

      about going abroad (cruise ship) for school?

  28. QUESTION:
    Which top universities offer Bachelors degrees in English Literature completely online?
    I'm currently an undergraduate student in university, but I'd like to get a bachelor's degree completely online. I'm looking into Ivy League schools (or other top schools like Stanford, etc.) and I know that many of them offer online degree programs and certificates.

    Which universities offer Bachelors degrees in English Literature completely online?

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt any Ivy League schools offer BA/AB programs online. You should call/email/check websites to make sure.

  29. QUESTION:
    Looking for Online Web Design & Development (IT) Programs offering Bachelors and Masters?
    I am a professional working full-time, therefore a brick and mortar school is out of the question. I often work late hours and need to find a regionally accredited university offering a bachelors degree in web development and design. I would like to eventually obtain a master's degree in this particular area of IT, however, I have heard some not so good things about Kaplan University. I recently had a bad experience with an admissions advisor and would like to know if anyone knows of a brick and mortar school that has an online degree program in the above referenced areas of interest. I have been searching for months and thought Kaplan was my best choice but I would like to know if there are other options available before going further in debt. Please keep in mind that I already have a BA degree from MU in Missouri.

    • ANSWER:
      Kaplan is a good one.Don't care about what people say. I am getting my master's degree online. Talk to an admissions advisor from Kaplan.They are very nice and they will help you out.They won't bother you again if you say no. I guarantee you. You can even do an online chat with an advisor from theri website. Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an Online University that offers a Bachelors Degree in International Relations & Diplomacy?
    Does anyone know of an Online University that offers a Bachelors Degree programme in International Relations & Diplomacy?

    • ANSWER:
      There are tons of traditional schools, colleges, and universities offering full programs online. Check out your state colleges to see what they have. This site has a listing of schools offering online degrees by state. http://www.distancelearningalliance.com

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I find this degree program online?
    Where can I find an associates or bachelors degree program through an online university for Nursing for people who have not studied in this field before? All the ones I have come across require you already be a Nurse.

    • ANSWER:
      You must go to a traditional classroom to complete your Nursing degree because of the hands on training. Once you obtain your degree than you could take additional courses online for career advancement.

  32. QUESTION:
    Where can I complete a bachelors degree online in one year?
    I know you can do a 2 year program online and complete a online degree but is there a accelerated program online that will allow e to complete a business administration degree online in one year

    • ANSWER:
      You can probably do a two year program in one provided you work very hard, Not recommended but possible.

  33. QUESTION:
    Online Classical/Ancient Studies degree program?
    I can't seem to find a school offering an online bachelors degree program in Classical/Ancient Studies. Does anyone know of one?

    • ANSWER:
      Most online programs focus on business (accounting, marketing, human resources), health (nursing, psychology), or some other more popular discipline. The closest thing to what you're describing would be a BA in Humanities. Not too many online programs cover BA disciplines.

      I did find a couple of online universities that offer BA Humanities programs:

      http://www.universities.com/Distance_Learning/University_of_Maryland_University_College_Bachelor_of_Arts_Humanities.html

      http://www.universities.com/Distance_Learning/Ellis_University_Online.html

      Your best bet is to contact a few universities that have the specific program you are interested in and see if they offer online courses.

      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a good online bachelor degree program in 'creative writing' with a fair price? Or a low res. near K.C.?
    There are many "masters" programs out there, but not many bachelor's programs for creative writing.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there a Bachelors degree in Forensic Science offered online?
    I am a mother, wanting to go back to school. I have college credits, but no degree. I am interested in a forensic science and was wondering if anyone knew of an accredited program online. Online degrees can be so scary... so I am trying to do my research! I might also be interested in B.S. in Health Admin. So any advise will be much appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Forensic Science involves lots of labs. This would be impossible to complete online.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me where there is a list of bachelor degree programs?
    I am looking for a list of bachelor degree programs for online schools and schools within 100 miles from my location, which is Teague, TX. I'm lazy and don't want to have to search zillions of different websites to find this info. If someone has an idea or a website to visit, please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      You can get a list of all schools in Texas on Yahoo! Education, and the College Board website may be able to help you too (www.collegeboard.com).

  37. QUESTION:
    Are there any truly legitimate online-only bachelor's degree programs?
    I want a computer science degree (I wish to have a career as a software developer.) Online schools like Devry seem less-than-legit and laughable on a resume. I could be wrong though. Any thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      There are... but employers don't view them as academically rigorous as degrees from brick-and-mortar universities. Because of this, no matter how good the program is, I suggest trying local state university options first. They're often cheaper anyway.

      No degree is "laughable" though, in my opinion. It shows that you worked hard and obtained a college education. It's just that if they are choosing between two candidates who seem of equal skill, most employers will go with the person with a degree from Penn State over the one with a degree from DeVry.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between an Associate Bachelors and Bachelors degree programme?
    What is the difference between an Online Associate Bachelors and Bachelors degree programme?

    • ANSWER:
      There's no 'associate bachelors', at least in the US (and you posted in the US section). An associates degree is a 2-year degree, a bachelors degree is a 4-year degree.

  39. QUESTION:
    Do any online colleges offer science as a degree?
    Are there any online degree programs for areas of science such as chemistry, astronomy, or physics? I wasn't sure if it is even possible to obtain that kind of bachelors degree without labs. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there are colleges that provide full online degree in science but it isn't ought to be fully online if it is legit. You need to go to labs for some practical experience rest of your classes are online. There are lots of online colleges out here on net but yes only few of them are legit rest are just scams that are just there to ruin you. To explorer the list of top accredited colleges go to http://www.thedegreeexperts.com/dg-science-and-medical-113.aspx . All the colleges listed here are accredited regionally or nationally from most reputed organizations

  40. QUESTION:
    What traditional colleges offer online degree programs?
    I am currently taking my last class for my associates degree and would like to continue on to earn my Bachelor's does anyone have any information on which colleges offer online degree programs?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to explore the on line educational site to gain knowledge about the online degrees i know one of the educational site which can help you to find the on line collage for online degrees which is http://www.sgpak.com

  41. QUESTION:
    Degree programs online?
    I was wondering if you have to have an associates degree first in order to begin a bachelors degree program?

    • ANSWER:
      No you don't need to do associates degree to pursue bachelor's degree but you have to complete you GED to pursue any course in bachelor's. I will suggest you not to go for associates as it is not ranked that high that was used to be by the employers so go for bachelors to get the value of you time and money spend.

  42. QUESTION:
    Are there any online degree programs accepted in Wisconsin as legitimate sources for getting a teaching degree
    I want to become a highschool English teacher in Wisconsin, but am discovering that Wisconsin is a rather difficult state to become a teacher in. I can't easily afford to accomodate a 20+ hour block of time to be down on a college campus pursuing a degree in the middle of the work week. I do already have a bachelors degree in Journalism and a minor in English from UW-Milwaukee so it is just the "teaching" aspect that I would need credits in. If anyone else has recently become a teacher in Wisconsin or knows any way to expedite the process, please let me know

    • ANSWER:
      I'm from WI and went through the same situation as you a while back. I know of no online source for obtaining a Teaching Certification in WI. Colleges like to see their students as part of the evaluation process. Cardinal Stritch will work with you as a part time student but ultimately, you have to commit. This can be upsetting but don't be discouraged. The jobs are out there as people retire and teaching does provide a good and rewarding life.

  43. QUESTION:
    what is your opinion of online degrees, both bachelors and masters?
    I excel at school when I am able to take classes online. Do employers have an opinion on online vs. traditional degrees? Are master's programs tougher to get into if the applicant has an online degree? Do you know of any nationally accredited online degree programs?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of excellent answers to this same question here:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnfO7DmDZTMmKgut5tNQyNTsy6IX?qid=20070830065227AA02T3r&show=7#profile-info-AA11867515

      The gist is that it all depends on the institution. An online degree from a reputable college is often better than a traditional degree from an unknown institution.

  44. QUESTION:
    Affordable bachelor degree online????
    I've been researching online for a few hours now and I can't find to many affordable online bachelor degree programs. I would like to earn one in Legal Studies (or paralegal). Thus far the cheapest school I've found is Western Governors University, however they don't offer a B.S. in Paralegal (or Legal) Studies.

    Can someone direct me to an accredited online (or correspondence) school that offers affordable bachelor's degrees?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out http://distancelearningdegree.com/
      for information on accreditation, since you will want your degree from an accredited university.

      Many universites, including classroom based ones, don't offer paralegal degrees; they offer paralegal certificates.

  45. QUESTION:
    Can u get into a bachelors program at a state university with an associates degree from an online school?
    i am working on an Associates degree from the UOP and I am thinking about doing my Bachelors degree at the Uof MN so I want to know if anyone has ever gotton into a Bachelors program with a degree that was earned on line like mine?

    • ANSWER:
      UoP is accredited, so they will take your degree. But I've heard that credits are hard to transfer from UoP. This will only apply if you don't earn a degree, where they try to apply the classes you took to classes they offer. But that isn't even an issue if you have an associates.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is an online degree from an established, accredited four year university a good idea?
    I m considering enrolling to Washington State University's online bachelors degree in business administration program. I currently run my own small business plus hold down a part time job so I do not have the time to attend the university in person. Would an online degree from this state university be the same as a if i had attended in person?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely. I live north of Spokane, and am working on my MBA from Indiana University, and a dual Master's in Global Management from Thunderbird.

      I hate WSU (I went to UW undergrad), but as long as they are AACSB accedited, it is worthwhile. However, you should check the rankings and try and get into the best school you can. IU is top tier (top 20 across the board, top 5 / top 10 in many disciplines), and Thunderbird is #1 in global business 10 years' running.

      The key is AACSB certification. It ensures the school has the highest standards for academics, and that the online degree is just as good as the in-residence degree is.

      WSU has that certification, so it is at least top 10% of business schools in the world. There are better, so find a fit for what you want to study, your budget, and your application.

      I looked at every school on that list, compared it to all the rankings, and then went down the list until one had an online program. Duke was the best Executive Ed, but it was 0,000+ and required me to be on campus several weeks a year. Neither fit me. IU requires one week a year; The IU/TBird dual is about three and a half weeks. One at IU, one in Beijing, China, and one and a half in Arizona.

      Online degrees are no different than the in-residence degrees at AACSB schools. In fact, they have some advantages because you keep your job, you learn to manage your time alot more, and you work with teammates and classmates in a setting more like the business world - email, conference calls, and online collaborative meetings.

      So, other than the WSU thing I was kidding about (mostly), I say go for it!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can an enlisted Marine receive a commission with an online-only bachelors degree?
    I have been told by a recruiter that an enlisted Marine cannot receive a commission from just online courses, that some courses would have to be taken on campus. But I've seen programs (Enlisted Commissioning Program) that just states "for Marines who earn a four year degree during active duty". It doesn't mention online or not. So if I earn a bachelors degree exclusively online, would I then qualify for a commission?

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to look into this a bit further but I really don't think these days that it matters if it was online or not. What you have to look for is if the school itself is "accredited" and accepted by the Marines or any branch for that matter as a legitimately earned four year degree. I went to brick and mortar schools the whole time I was in the Army and when I retired I finished my degree strictly online but the school itself was accepted by the military and anyone else for that matter as an accredited school and my degree is just as good as if I went to Blank State College or any other school recognized by the National board of education or other legitimate accrediting agency. What you really want to do if your going enlisted first is to make a trip to the Education Center. They will have all the latest and greatest on this issue and even if you wanted to do online they can guide you to a school that will be recognized as a legitimate degree producing school that will be accepted by the Marines so you can apply for a commission with that. Times have changed and online schools are abundant. I can tell you this having done both, the brick and mortar schools I attended were just as hard and challenging as the online school that I did and if they are accredited they do not play around just as if you saw your professor two or three times a week for class. I had to attend class online three times a week, do discussion board threads daily plus weekly writing assignments, quizzes, exams, mid terms and finals just as if I had to hop in my car and go to class, I just did it at home and had to work my schedule accordingly. But for you I would really start with the education center once you get to your permanent party. Let them know what you want to do and they will guide you accordingly and I'm betting online will be an option. I know in the Army years ago they started issuing soldiers laptops so they could deploy and still go to class and if they earned one or five hundred credits it was just as good as if they went to Penn State or KU or any other traditional college.
      That's the best I can tell you, I don't want to steer you wrong for the program you want but I will bet money you can do online or attend traditional classes and that degree you get will be just as good as anyone elses that attended an accredited college. Check into the Ed center where ever you land though and go from there. Good luck and thanks for stepping up to serve.

  48. QUESTION:
    Music Education-Bachelors Degree online?
    Is there a college which offers an online program to obtain a Bachelors Degree in Music Education?

    • ANSWER:
      No, not yet.

      There are some programs out there with good teacher ed. online but nothing that would get you the K-12 music certificate.

      It will probably become an option in the next couple years, Boston, East Carolina, U Hawaii Manoa, South Florida, Austin Peay have master's in MuEd online and Boston has their DMus in MuEd online.

      You could do a Bachelor of Music via one of the assessment colleges (Excelsior, Thomas Edison State, or Charter Oak) and then do an alternate route to certification but getting the major classes online is a real challenge.

      For now, undergrad MuEd is a head to campus degree. Good luck.

      Add: How to do methods and applied online. You don't really do them "online" you do them via distance learning contract. You find a teacher locally who your college finds qualified and that teacher conducts your applied and reports to the college.

      For the student teaching and internships it's the same deal. You make arrangements at a school locally and are supervised there. They report to your school.

  49. QUESTION:
    online bachelor degree program?
    What are some good college/universities to attend for online bachelor degree program

    • ANSWER:
      May be this site can help you

      http://www.sgpak.com

  50. QUESTION:
    Am interested in but confused by online degree programs. Is there a Consumer Reports type site that can help?
    Phoenix? CTU? Kaplan? FMU?

    Am hoping to study Legal Assistant/Paralegal [maybe Criminal Justice] online. Would like to start with my Associates, continue to Bachelors, and finally study for my law degree. Where do I go to find impartial information about each college, its reputation, costs, accreditation, etc?

    Thank you.
    These are great answers. Thank you for your help. I will leave the question open while I check out those sites.

    • ANSWER:
      I am doing the Associate in Paralegal studies through Virginia College Online. They are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools Which is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Virginia College Online is offered through an actual on campus college, Virginia College at Birmingham in Alabama.

      This means They have a federal school code and through them you are eligible for student aid through FAFSA.

      It is costing roughly ,000/yr including books, fees, and tuition. The program is 96 hours and they charge 5/credit hour.

      Whichever school you choose, research their accreditation through CHEA and the USDE (links below.) You can also check their reputation through the Better Business Bureau.


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