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How to get an Undergraduate Online Degree

Updated on January 10, 2013
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Why should you get an Undergraduate Online?

The job market is incredibly competitive nowadays. It seems like almost everybody out there has an undergraduate degree, which means that it is becoming increasingly harder to secure the top jobs. In fact, many companies in the United States are not looking for ‘experience’, instead they want to know that you have put yourself through the hardships of college, whether this is a fair of way of judging who to employ is your own opinion. One thing is for sure though; if you don’t have a degree then you are seriously limiting your chances of advancing your career.

The problem is, returning to get an undergraduate degree is incredibly difficult. Not only is it expensive, but it means putting your career on hold, and this means that you are going to have absolutely no income. It therefore comes as no surprise that many people are deciding not to further their education. However, with the advent of the internet, obtaining an undergraduate degree is much easier than it was in the past. Everything can be done online, and you won’t even need to travel to a campus. This means that you can work in your own time, and at whatever college you want. At the end of the course, you will end up with an undergraduate online degree which you can show off to potential employers, increasing your chances of securing the position that you want.


How do you study online?

Your online undergraduate degree will start with searching for the right course for you.

The first thing you will need to bear in mind is what sort of degree you are opting for. Are you merely looking for a course to complete credits for something you dropped out of in the past, or are you looking to start an entire course from scratch? This will have a bearing on the sort of courses that you want to be on the lookout for.

If you are starting from scratch, then pay attention to your interests, and don’t forget to look at the course content. As the degree is carried out online, it can be incredibly difficult to stay motivated as it is, and it certainly won’t help if you choose a subject that is boring to you.

All too often I have seen students who have chosen a course because they feel the content will help boost their job prospects, but pretty quickly they drop out as it doesn’t excite them, this is just a waste of money!

Once you know what you are looking for in a course, you can head to one of the many search engines dedicated to finding an undergraduate online degree provider.

I suggest that you carefully consider every single option that is presented to you. For example, the majority of providers will give an estimate on the amount of work that is required, as well as the course content you will be covering. Don’t forget to also take a look into prices! Proper research will take a long time, so don’t skimp on it, your future is at stake here.

When you have chosen your course, it is time to apply. There will be a number of ‘entry requirements’ in place. So make sure that you follow them! If you are accepted for the course (and you generally will be) then study can take place.

The procedure for study will depend on the course, but generally, throughout the year you will be given a number of informational articles for you to study, online seminars with your teachers and coursework complete.

Make sure you do everything properly and in a timely manner, and by the end of the course, you will end up with an undergraduate online degree that you can be proud of.

Good areas of study for the online student

Law & Finance
3D Design
Financial Consultation

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    • Rui Carreira profile image

      Rui Carreira 5 years ago from Torres Novas

      Hello Becky! Thanks for stopping by.

      Yes I know, time eludes us all after a certain age, I'm just beginning to experience that myself...

    • Rfordin profile image

      Rfordin 5 years ago from Florida

      I got both my AA and BS online. Had I not had this as an option I would have never been able to advance my degrees. Life comes on very fast as you age and if you don't enroll, study, and finish college after those "college years" (18-22/23ish) it seems there's no time left. Careers, family, etc start to take over.

      Very useful article.

      Thanks for sharing.