An Associate of Arts (A.A) undergraduate degree provides peace of mind, credibility in a professional career, increased earning potential, and prepares students to further their education with additional degrees. Instead of just having credit hours toward a degree, in two years you could earn your A.A. degree and enter your profession. If you’re a high school graduate interested in beginning a career in health care, an A.A. in Biological Sciences could be for you.
In an A.A. program, you don’t declare a major like you do with a four-year college degree, but you do choose a field of study, such as Biological Sciences. You will take foundational and general education courses as part of the A.A. program. General education courses include English, math, and history. The other half of your credit-hour courses are foundational, which means they are related to your field of interest. Rather than accumulating a “mish-mash” of various credit hours in your first two years of a bachelor’s degree, your credit hours are aligned and unified in an A.A. program. As an A.A. in Biological Sciences student, you will take several physical and life sciences classes.
Discover Yourself While Discovering Your Future
You may already know that a career in health care is for you, but aren’t sure which career path to take. It’s okay. You don’t have to delay going to college while you determine what’s right for you. In an A.A. program, you’re actively pursuing and learning about what profession best fits your unique situation, skill set, and needs. You can also discover what you are and aren’t looking for in a career. You might find that you enjoy being in a laboratory environment, that you like research, or that you enjoy working with patients. While earning your A.A. degree, you’re able to uncover your academic strengths and weaknesses, overcome challenges, and grow toward your future career.
Meet Professional Goals
An A.A. degree rapidly prepares you to be a professional in the workforce, but you might need additional certification and/or a license to work in your field of study after earning your degree. People holding an A.A. in Biological Sciences degree may choose to start a career in health care support.
Biological Science Careers Include:
It’s common for A.A. degree graduates to return to school for a bachelor’s degree at some point in their careers. Graduates from an A.A. program can often transfer many of their credit hours to another university program. By applying credit hours from an A.A. program toward a bachelor’s degree, students complete an additional degree in about two years. Here’s the path to get from your high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree.
Diploma to Degree
Earn Your Degree at Cleveland University-Kansas City
Students in the accelerated Associate of Arts in Biological Sciences degree program at Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) can complete it in less than two years. Our program prepares you to move into a rigorous professional health sciences curriculum, including Cleveland’s Doctor of Chiropractic program. You could also transfer your credits to other higher learning institutions to study in a variety of health-related fields such as medicine, nursing, dentistry, and pharmacy. If you see yourself as someone who is ready for a career in health care, contact CUKC to speak with an admissions advisor today!