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Undergraduate Study

There are approximately 4,000 universities in the U.S., each with its own areas of expertise and unique campus atmosphere. With plenty of preparation and research, you are bound to find one that is the right fit for you.

There are two types of undergraduate degrees offered in the U.S., the associates degree and the bachelor’s degree.  Students can study for one of the following degrees:

Associate’s Degree: Typically two years in length and offered at community or junior colleges. Associates degrees often focus on vocational or technical skills. Similar to a diploma in Ireland.

Bachelor’s Degree: Usually four years in length. Follows the liberal arts philosophy and typically includes required “core” courses, a major, and electives. Similar to a bachelor’s degree in Ireland.

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