I received an email this afternoon from my advisor explaining I have the potential to earn an associate’s degree while pursuing my bachelor’s degree. Currently, I’m majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematical Sciences; however, the possibility of earning an associate’s with no extra classes is intriguing. The overall concept of a minor versus an associate’s degree is a little confusing, so I wanted to get a consensus regarding the most valuable route to take. Would it be beneficial for me to go ahead and earn the associate’s degree in mathematics and continue pursuing the mathematical sciences minor? Should I get my associate’s in mathematics and change my minor to another interest? Or should I forget the associate’s and focus solely on my B.S. and current minor? Bottom line, I want to study subjects I enjoy while ensuring I am very marketable upon leaving the military (if I decide to part with it). Any help is greatly appreciated.