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    Racinkc1 is offline Registered User
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    Obtaining bachelors while serving.

    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the daily/weekly work load is like while working on an easier online bachelors degree. I would like to take advantage of my schooling allowance provided by the USAF and maybe sign up for OCS in 4 years. I actually just read that computer science is an easier degree which is what I would want to take. Also interested in political science .
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    Computer science is easier compared to what? What would be easiest is what aligns most with your strengths. If you're bad at reading and writing, then many humanities and social science fields would be difficult. If you're bad at math, then computer science and many other STEM fields will be difficult. You should pick your degree based on the occupation you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racinkc1 View Post
    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what the daily/weekly work load is like while working on an easier online bachelors degree. I would like to take advantage of my schooling allowance provided by the USAF and maybe sign up for OCS in 4 years. I actually just read that computer science is an easier degree which is what I would want to take. Also interested in political science .
    Thanks
    I wouldn't be surprised if it is regularly called OCS but believe it is OTS in the Air Force. Gotta get it right when requesting it.

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    It's a TON of work. I completed my BA in History while active duty Air Force. Most supervisors will want you to focus on your CCAF and OJT/5 level first. The good thing is that CCAF credits are regionally accredited so it's easier to transfer everything. I don't know about computer science being easy. I assume your AFSC is related to that. Otherwise, I think it's a lot of work (my personal opinion).

    Oh, and yes. It's OTS.
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    I completed my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Troy University's University College while serving full-time active duty in the United States Marine Corps. The daily works comparing to school works depends on the phrase of my military ranking. When I picked up Sergeant, I had to wake up at 5 A.M and go to sleep at midnight. I usually get out of work at 7 P.M and work on my assignments 7 P.M to midnight and weekends.

    The good thing that I was a Platoon Sergeant, so I had little time during the day to do some research for my assignment.

    The easier major depends on your prior knowledge and interests. For the folks in the United States Marine Corps, the easiest major was Organizational Leadership or major that aligns with your specialty in the Military.

    My case I was a legal clerk, administrative chief, Platoon Sergeant, non-commissioned Officer Training. So, administrative and organization leadership was quite easy for me; but I used that as my minor.

    My recommendation is finding a major you are interested in. Realistically, a major that is low in unemployment. Then find a top school that offers the major. Then find the way to transfer credits from the Military training, CLEP, DSST, Straighterline Course and etc. before enrolling to the school.

    As you have mentioned you are interested in Computer Science and Political Science . T

    - Computer Science - University of Florida
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