It is important to get a bachelor degree to get a decent job. There a lot of colleges all across the globe which offer Bachelor of Science degree and the requirement for the admission in this degree vary from institution to institution. Once a student gets admission in this degree, there are different requirements but the most common requirements are at least 120 course credits. Several colleges require at least 78 credits of science*.
B.Sc. requires credits of arts course also and the number varies from to school to school. Usually 18 out of 120 credits are required to be of arts course Including 6 credits of English and other 12 credits which are in art course that is recognised for credit towards BA degree. Schools require a certain number of credits in upper level courses, upper level courses are those courses which are numbered 300 or more and the majority of credits should be in science. Some of the institutes may also require between 124 to 128 college credits. Different universities have different set of requirements and one need to fulfil all to earn Bachelor of Science degree**.
For example when we talk about University of Alaska Fairbanks, a student has to fulfil three kinds of requirement which are***:
- General University Requirements
- Degree Requirements
- Program Requirements
General and Degree requirements remain same for all the degrees which are offered by the University but Program requirements are those which are required for that major degree. One should be very careful about the requirements, the reason being these universities don`t given relaxation on the requirements.
Most of the bachelor degrees can be earned in a period of four years; it depends on the kind of university and the kind of subjects taken up in the degree. For instance if you have chosen Maths as your major subject, your degree might get completed in five years. It depends on the student and his load taking capacity. Some students are able to complete the degree before stipulated time. It also depends on the education standard, for some students they can take up little more time as compared to other students so one has to first assess themselves. Once you have a certain idea about the time which will be taken to complete the degree, you can choose the kind of degree you want and you can choose your subjects accordingly****.
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