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Are you done with high school and now you are ready to begin working towards a real career? Are you still doing your homework a little to make sure that you know what each type of degree program involves? Do you have an intended career path in mind and now you are ready to begin planning out your educational future? If you said yes to each of these questions, then perhaps it is time to gather those letters of recommendation, obtain your transcripts, and apply to the college of your choice. Although a traditional bachelor's level degree generally takes about four years to complete, there are a few things that can affect this timeline. For instance, if you attend summer school this will likely allow you to complete your degree requirements quicker than four years. In addition, if your grades in high school were exceptional, then you may have the opportunity to test out of some of the classes that you would otherwise be required to complete. It is also important to note that the specific degree requirements are not identical for every field of study. However, practically all bachelor's degree programs will consist of 180 credit hours. For example, a bachelor's degree program in engineering or architecture is designed to require five years of coursework before you can obtain your diploma.

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It is common for four year colleges and universities to offer bachelor's degree programs in a wide variety of subject areas. Should you decide to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree program you will likely be required to complete courses in areas of history, humanities, language, literature, physical sciences, and social sciences. On the other hand, if you decide to follow a Bachelor of Science degree program the majority of your coursework will be focused on sciences and mathematics courses. This type of degree program is ideal for students who plan to work in the field of law, engineering, architecture, business, medicine, natural sciences, or computer science. Most all colleges and universities award bachelor's degree with Latin honors. For example, if you graduate summa cum laude you will be receiving the highest level of honor and praise. A student who receives the magna cum laude title will be receiving a level of great honor and praise, and a student who graduates cum laude receives honor and praise. Keep in mind, these titles are awarded to students based on their earned GPA during the completion of their degree requirements.

It is important to note that many students are now choosing to pursue a bachelor's degree program through an online learning institution. While your coursework may vary from that of a traditional campus based program, the end result will be quite similar. However, before beginning such a program it is a good idea to ensure that the school you plan to attend is accredited. This will allow you to verify that your upon completion of the program, your diploma will be worthy to potential employers.