Your advice pls on choice of online Bsc Degree

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by jackrussell, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    Hi I had a master degree in engineer and also one in mba from the top schools. I have one slight issue. My undergrad was quite a nightmare. Wonder if I can an online Bsc then try a credit transfer from my graduates degree and end up finishing the Bsc fast and also covering up for my hideous old bachelor degree?
  2. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Most employers would not care about your BS as long as it was from an accredited (or equiv) college or university.

    But look at TESC - you can earn a second BS/BA degree with as little as 30 semester units. Many schools do not accept credits if they have been used to earn another degree.

    The same goes for Excelsior but the BA/BS moust be in a differenr academic area to the first BS degree.
  3. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    If you performed well in your graduate programs, then there is no reason to try a "do-over" on your undergraduate degree. Obviously, your performance was good enough to get you into grad school, and from this point, potential employers will care more about your graduate studies and work experience. Best of luck!
  4. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat poor could your undergrad have been if you were admitted to two master's degrees and successfully completed those (mind you, you did not mention which Universities those are from)?
  5. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    I had a Second Lower, my masters were from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I will go out on a limb and guess that no one on this forum knows anything of substance about either of these schools. Personally I like to know more about these schools and the surrounding educational systems.
  7. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    They are the state universities of Singapore

  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    that's too cool. thanks for the links.
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Actually, it is pretty standard at most universities that a second degree requires only about 30 hours (the courses for the new major).
  10. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    true -however most schools require those 30 units to be earned in residence ( that school). TESC, COSC, and Excelsior are wexceptions.
  11. StudyMath

    StudyMath New Member

    TESC - BS Mathematics

    Interesting thread.

    I am curious, I have 122 credits for my BSBA degree, then I took 12 units of Calculus at LSU DL and planning to take 12 more units (6 Physics + 6 Math) (I am trying to bring my GPA up). Looks like that I can I transfer this Mathematics units to TESC to get a BA Math major as second degree.

    TESC list a BA Mathematics major, but I can not find any higher mathematics subjects being offered. How can they offer BA Mathematics and not offer the subjects required for the degree?

  12. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    The University of Massachussettes - Lowell offers a second BS in Information Technology. This degree may be completed online. The program requires the completion of one prescribed 6 credit course and 8 IT elective courses.

    Good luck!
  13. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    TESC has a page with advanced courses listed but I could not find it just now. I've found it before but it takes a lot of effort and for some reason the page can't be bookmarked (to finfdit one has to hit various pages in the correct sequence).
    [I found a course on glaciology (GEO-431) on this page after a lot of searching around the country.]

    If the TESC courses do not meet your needs then you can take courses at any RA college/university then transfer them to TESC.
  14. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    These are great advice! Thanks for sharing. One thing to add, I am not from USA/Canada so international fees would apply. Some of the courses are great for in state but out of state tuition can be quite high. Any programs that have a cheaper international rate? Cheers and thanks once again!
  15. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    What degree area are you liooking for?
    (Such as Business, Technical, math, liberal studies, etc).
  16. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    Looking more into Business or Education.
  17. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Assuming you earned your undergraduate degree (you did not specify subject area) at a foriegn university did you cover all the general education requirements required by a typical USA business degree/
    Here is the course content of a typical business degree:

    If you did not cover any of the gen ed courses you may be looking at taking up to 120 units (40 courses) at a fairly high cost. As pointed out previously another masters degree would be the lower cost option.

    The University of London offers bachelor level degrees in business that do not include the general education areas but just concentrate on business. But you may likelyhave to take the entire program.
  18. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

  19. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    This looks much better! I guess I can forsake my Bsc :) . One thing that baffles me. Am I restricted to 6 credit hours per semester? Wont that take me 3 years to complete?

  20. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    I'm sure you could take additional course (more than 6 units) but your tuition would soar since you count as an out-of-state student.
    But if you take 6 units fall, spring, and summer that would be 18 units per year so you would be done in 2 years.
    According to posts from people taking the WNMU MA the courses are challenging and 6 hours is hard going (especially in the summer where some courses are 8 weks duration).

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