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There’s a lot to consider when choosing your major.

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Choosing your major.

The online education program you choose and the courses you take must be relevant to your career interests and today’s job market. You'll want to choose what to study as carefully as you chose where to study. We know it’s not always easy to make this decision, and that’s why we’re here to help.

Programs at a Glance

Associate DegreeBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreeCertificate

Ideal if you seek a 2-year degree as your final degree in higher education. If you plan to pursue an advance degree, it may be better to start with a bachelor’s program instead of associate.

The traditional 4-year degree commonly recognized as the standard credential of higher education in the U.S. and most industrialized nations.

Graduate degrees offer in-depth study of your undergraduate degree or the opportunity to pursue new study in a different field. The master of business administration (MBA) is a popular graduate degree.

Available for undergraduate and graduate students, certificates are 6- to 8-course programs that focus on specific subject areas. May be taken concurrently with a degree program or stand alone.

60-64 credit hours (about 21 courses)

121-126 credit hours (about 41 courses)

36-47 credit hours (about 13 courses)

18-27 credit hours (about 6 courses)

2 years to complete (full time)

4 years to complete (full time)

2 years to complete (full time)

1 years to complete (full time)

7 years allowed to complete program

10 years allowed to complete program

7 years allowed to complete program

3 years allowed to complete program

46 transfer credits accepted (maximum)

91 transfer credits accepted (maximum)

15 transfer credits accepted (maximum)

9 transfer credits accepted (maximum)

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*This chart represents the average of most of our programs. Credits required for completion, number of courses, and credits accepted for transfer may vary by program. Please view individual program pages for more detailed requirements.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

You may enroll in the university without committing to a degree program. When you complete the admissions application, select “Non-Degree Seeking” to take courses here for personal knowledge or to transfer to another university.

Need Help Choosing?

Our admissions representatives are available to help you choose your major. They can answer your questions and also walk you through these helpful tools:

Program Comparison

Use our program finder to search more than 200 programs to find your areas of interest. Compare up to 3 programs in a side-by-side view and also compare concentrations and courses within the programs.

Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation

If you have previous college credits, you might want to choose your major based on which program offers you the most transfer credit options. Our admissions representatives can perform a preliminary evaluation of your previous transcripts and provide this answer before you enroll.

Focus 2

Focus-2 is a career assessment tool to help you discover which career fields match your interests, skills, and abilities. You do not need to be an enrolled student to use Focus-2, but you will need to  register for the service (use apus123 as the access code).