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Should I Pursue Another Bachelors Degree

Is 26 too old to be pursuing a Bachelor's degree?

I graduated at 25 with my bachelors, then went back after working for less than a year because I realized that I didn't like what I was doing. I will be graduating from another bachelors when I am 30 years old. People talk but I mean at the end of the day it doesn't matter if you do something good or bad, people will always find something to criticize you for. Trust me, the less you care for what others think the happier you'll be even if it sounds cliche it is the truth of this world. If you want to survive you can't be caring for what negative people will tell you.

If I have a bachelor's degree in China, can I still pursue another bachelor's degree in a different field in the US?

I am by no means an expert on foreign students studying in the U.S. However, I am a U.S. student that has studied at a few different universities, so I hope I can be helpful on some level. In the U.S., many students get a bachelors degree from a university, and decide later they want a bachelors degree in another field, so they go back to college either at the same university or another one, and receive a second bachelors degree. I really think you would have no problem getting a bachelors degree in another field here, but I cannot give you a definitive answer. I would think that you may have a better chance of getting acceptance to a university program because you have already shown that you have the work ethic to make it through a program and you have more knowledge than students going to college for the first time. I hope it works out for you, good luck!!

Is it okay to pursue a bachelors degree again?

A2A. Is it okay to pursue a bachelors degree again?You would pursue a second bachelor’s degree in visual communications where you would just complete all the major courses.However, the prerequisite for a master’s in visual communication, actually a MFA in Studio, is any bachelor’s degree, which means you would not do a second bachelor’s degree, but instead, apply master's degree program. If your background isn’t strong enough, you apply for a post bachelor’s certificate, see for example, Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Visual Communication Design.

Low GPA: Pursue 2nd Bachelor's Degree?

Its impossible to get into grad school with a GPA lower than at least 3.0, most places require at least a 3.5 or higher. However, in pursuing a second bachelor's degree they will look at the fact that you have a degree, and not force you to take any of the core requirements unless you are pursuing something math oriented, at which point you will have to start from scratch.

Here's the general rundown; you complete a B.A. or B.S., no matter how low your GPA, how many classes, say, you failed and had to repeat such as yours truly, they honestly and sincerely won't care. When you already have an undergraduate degree, they can't make you take any elective credits, all you have to do, is take the core requirements for whatever major you choose. That easily shaves off a good two years or so. However grad schools prefer to look at people who went straight out.

There are a lot of people out there who graduate, say, at age 22, on time, with a GPA of 2.01 say. Make it a solid 2.0. They enter the world of work, they get bored with it so at age 26 they go back to school, this time working much harder, taking only roughly half the credit load, and in two years getting a GPA of 3.7, say. Problem is in the world of academics, once you're branded, you're branded, and it follows you everywhere you go.

If its grad school, forget it, but if its a second Bacehlor's hey go for it. Of course it depends how long its been since you've been in school as well. If you have it in yourself, I sa go for it.

How easy is it to get a second bachelor degree?

I know several people who have done it. Usually, it is because they realized after a short time in the working world that the history degree they earned does not have the career potential that their colleagues in the computer science world have (for example). So they start over with a new major.However, in most cases, I would recommend going for a masters degree. A bachelors degree takes about four years. A masters degree can be earned in two years. A masters degree looks more impressive on a resume than a second bachelors.It took me five years (part-time while working full-time) to get my MBA because I had no business classes in my undergrad degree. It took me 20 months to get my second masters - again, while working full-time. And my employers covered almost all of the costs associated with both of my masters degrees.So, specifically to address your question “How easy is it to get a second bachelor degree?” Well, are you going for a CS degree after getting a bachelors in fine arts? Are you going for a physics degree after earning a bachelors in ancient history? Or are you going for a zoology degree after you have one in biology? How “easy” it is to get a second bachelors is probably more about how related the two disciplines are than anything else - or how well you know and love the second major.

Can you get another bachelor's degree after getting a bachelor's degree?

What?! I never heard of that...

They should always give you one degree for each major. Anything else is unheard of. They are cheating you out of your hard work. Tell them they need to fix that.

When I graduated for my associate degree, I received one degree for each major. Both were AS of Science. When I graduated with my BA, I had one for each of my three degrees.

To answer your question, Yes.

You can obtain another BA or as many BA if you want to as long as you satisfy the degree requirements. Most people rather move up than horizontal. Horizontal is getting many degree while vertical is getting higher level of the same major.

You don't spend another 4 years. You basically have to fill in the major requirements section. Most major is divided into 2 sections: major related and general. Because you have a dual major, most of your general section is complete, you only need to complete the major related classes for the third degree. The typical difference from one degree from another is 7 classes or a difference of 21 hours. So to obtain a third degree (say for psychology), you need to take 7 psychology classes. It range from 7 to 12 classes depending on the school.

Has anyone ever done that?

Yes. I am one of those. There ain't many of us, but we do exist.

Do you spend another 4 years?

No. It is more like 1 year for each addition major. Within the same department for example for business say finance, marketing, and management, the time frame for each additional major can be 6 months because most classes can be overlapped and count toward one another major; thus, the time frame is shorter for majors within the same department.

Am you wasting your time with so many majors?

Only you can answer that question. The way I see it is that 1 year extra and 1 year tuition for one additional major is good if I ever want to change career. If I hadn't, I would have to go back to school for a longer period of time to obtain the same thing. A small price to paid for a happy and successful future ahead...


Can I still get financial aid for pursuing second bachelor degree?

It depends on the school. You are usually cut off from financial aid after you have taken so many credit hours without graduating. However, you can appeal this action if you have a good reason, such as pursuing a second bachelors degree. Any questions about financial aid can be answered by your financial aid department at the school you are attending.

Do you get another bachelor's degree after Ph.D completion?

No. A Bachelor’s degree is a credential awarded after specific general study in a field. An average degree in the US is about 40 courses where approximately 20 are related to your major and the other 20 are electives that can be from other fields.If you do a Master’s degree, you complete more coursework specific to your field and often a research paper (thesis) or a major project. Master’s degrees are 1–3 years long.If you do a PhD degree, you are choosing a sub-specialty of your Master’s or Bachelor’s fields, and then doing a book-length dissertation on it. The coursework that you do will help you pick a dissertation topic and learn the research skills you need.Completing a PhD indicates that you have the basic research skills required to be a scientist. If you want to earn another Bachelor’s degree you’ll have to go back and complete it at the undergraduate level.Generally if you already have a Bachelor’s degree, completing another one requires the 20 courses in your major but not the electives (because you took them already.)