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2021-01-09 00:00:28

Everything you need to know about undergraduate degree in the USA

Everything you need to know about undergraduate degree in the USA

Educational programs at American universities and colleges are recognized as the best around the world. Bachelor's programs involve the passage of professional practice together with the acquisition of theoretical knowledge. You will be able to join outstanding research and become part of the professional community. American degrees are recognized around the world primarily for the quality of the education they receive.

Types of US educational institutions offering or leading to first higher education programs:

  1. Universities: conduct scientific activities, award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
  2. Four-year colleges : most of them do not conduct scientific activities, they award a bachelor's degree.
  3. Two-year colleges : usually called local, community college, but also known as junior college and city college. Provide professional education, Associate Degree. It is often used as an intermediate degree for a bachelor's degree.

Applicants from Russia and the CIS countries can apply for a bachelor's degree in America after grade 11 of school, if they meet the entrance requirements. Otherwise, potential students will need to complete an additional year of preparation - Pathway.

For admission to the first higher education in America, you must pass the standardized tests SAT or ACT, TOEFL or IELTS.

Education lasts about four years, but it can be less or more depending on the number of subjects taken by the student per semester and the intensity of the study. Moreover, in most cases, a student does not have to immediately choose a specialty - this can be done 1-2 years after the start of training.

A bachelor's degree makes it possible to start studying for both master and doctor degree, which is a big difference from the education system in Russia and the CIS countries, where training for a doctor is possible only after receiving a candidate of science degree.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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