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What are my options for getting a bs degree?

I want to study for a Bachelor of Science (bs) degree. I am told that I can get my bs degree attending a regular college or online. I wonder what the cost implications are since my sponsor is very strict. I want a professional degree to help me with job hunting. I have a special interest in a counseling degree since there are many opportunities currently being advertised in this field. Alternatively, I can also go for an online journalism degree if that works best. I need advice on this.

Whitney Matthews

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Derrick Little on April 6, 2018

To help you choose from the available bs degrees, you need to note the following.

  1. A degree in counseling falls in the bs category, but a journalism degree online does not. It helps to decide what you really want to study. That is the first step in your learning curve. You seem to be biased towards the sciences, considering your interest in counseling. Furthermore, you do indicate that you are interested in certain jobs being advertised in this field. The best thing to do is to settle for counseling and narrow your options down to that.
  2. There are qualifications required to make it to the counseling psychology degree at university. In the United States, you get a direct qualification to undertake a bachelor’s degree if you meet the entry-level requirements. You should basically have a high school diploma or its equivalent from another country. Then, you can apply to different universities and wait to be accepted.
  3. University education is not free. In fact, it is quite expensive. It is good to hear that you have a sponsor ready to pay for you. The sponsor must be strict to ensure that his money is put to good use. There are too many students who immerse themselves in the exciting life of the university and forget their studies. This is what he is trying to avoid.
  4. Generally speaking, acquiring professional degrees is quite demanding. There are those who are naturals at sciences, so they simply breeze through. For the rest, however, hard work and constant commitment are necessary. Most students fall into the latter category and so might you. It is important to be ready to push yourself consistently to achieve your goals. Remember, the competition for those advertised opportunities is stiff. High grades will do you a lot of good.
  5. Finally, you can seriously consider taking your degree online. It is not just journalism that is offered. You can study other courses using this approach. The main advantage of this method is that you can learn from anywhere, and do other things in between. If you do not leave home, then you will not have extra accommodation or commuting costs. It makes the online courses cheaper. Some also find these courses preferable since they can work and study at the same time. The courses are flexible enough to accommodate to different circumstances.

Kyle Mckinney2 years ago

Going for a degree sounds more interesting than it actually is. It is an important decision no doubt, but not easy to pursue. The biggest setback is the diminishing returns as the course goes on. It is needless to spend any money on registering if you have not decided to go the whole hog. I think the sponsor mentioned here is well aware of this reality, and that is why he is strict. As a student, you should begin by at least knowing which course you want to pursue. Then you must find out what that course contains. If you want a counseling degree, then find out what it involves before registering. Failure to do that will only make you join the growing stockpile of college dropouts, after wasting you sponsor’s money too. That is exactly where you don’t want to end up.


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