Post-Secondary Degree Options After High School

Posted: June 20, 2016 | Author: Southern Utah University | Read Time: 1 minutes

Student in cap and gownYou did it! You've graduated from high school, but now what? If you've decided to continue your education you should know there are more options than earning a bachelor's degree at a four-year university.

For more information about each degree, click on the degree title.

A certificate is generally a one-year program that leads directly to entry level employment in a specific occupation.

Associate of Applied Science
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program is designed to meet the needs of mid-career adults in a wide range of applied fields. The in-depth knowledge and skills acquired in an A.A.S. degree prepare students for employment in a career track with advancement opportunities.

Associate Degree
An Associate Degree (A.A. or A.S.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting two years.

Bachelor’s Degree
A Bachelor's Degree is a Four-year program that provides in-depth, specialized knowledge in a major or field of study.

Master’s Degree
A master’s degree is a graduate level program, earned after a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree prepares students for occupations from business to cyber security, or prepares students for a doctoral program.

Doctorate Degree
A doctorate degree, also referred to as PhD, provides further training in a more specialized area.

Find the version of this article in Spanish here: Post-secundaria

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