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Did anyone skip getting an associates degree& just go for a Bachelors/Masters degree

  1. Mar 16, 2010 #1
    So actually the question is not whether to get a bachelor's degree vs. associates, but the question phrased more correctly, is :

    Would it be better to apply for an associates degree while working on a bachelor's degree, or just work on a bachelor's degree and not bother to apply for the associates degree at all, since a bachelor's degree is higher anyways? And most people can't do much with an associates degree anyhow?

    This is concerning science or engineering majors.
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2010 #2
    Re: Did anyone skip getting an associates degree& just go for a Bachelors/Masters deg

    Don't bother applying for the associates degree. The only people I know who have one are the people who got it back when they were going to community college and didn't know that they were going on to a four year program. It gives you no advantage what-so-ever and it's totally atypical for someone to get one en route to a bachelors. Most US four-year programs don't let you apply for an associates en-route anyway.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2010 #3

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    Re: Did anyone skip getting an associates degree& just go for a Bachelors/Masters deg

    AS degrees are for people who aren't planning on getting a bachelors in the first place, especially in science. If you're at a university that offers a Masters... I can't imagine you even have an option of getting an AS
     
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