Earning a Campus Degree: Frequently Asked Questions – Part 2

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Grand Canyon University makes higher education convenient for students by offering online and evening degrees. However, if you’re interested in enjoying a traditional college experience by completing your degree on campus, then you may have questions about the process. Read on to learn the answers to some of the questions that are often asked about getting a campus degree:

What is a college degree?

A college degree program is a postsecondary course of study offered by an institution of higher learning. At the undergraduate level, a college degree requires 120 college credits and often includes courses in general studies and liberal arts. Completing a college degree program earns you a degree, and many job positions require that applicants have a minimum of an associate or bachelor’s degree to be eligible.

How can I evaluate a degree program?

One way to evaluate a degree program is to look at the program description on the university’s website. There, you can explore the courses and career outcomes to see if the degree is right for you. To see if the institution is reputable, you may want to look to see if it is accredited. Institutions with accreditation are committed to upholding the highest standards for their degree programs.

What are the different types of college degrees?

At the undergraduate level, students can earn a bachelor’s degree, which is a four-year program that may be completed in less time at some institutions. Master’s degrees are graduate programs that usually take about two years to finish, and doctoral programs are the most advanced degrees and often take several years to complete.

At our main campus in Phoenix, Grand Canyon University offers a broad selection of bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, performing arts, theology, business, education and more. To discover more, visit our website or use the Request More Information button on this page to speak with a university counselor about how you can earn your bachelor’s degree in less than four years.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.

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