Once upon a time having a bachelor degree was a very nice enhancement to a resumÈ. Once a job was landed, the degree often opened the door to promotion sooner than without one.
Today, however, things have changed considerably. It's almost impossible to find a job that doesn't list a bachelor degree as one of the most fundamental qualifications.
Fortunately, a bachelor degree is easier than ever to achieve.
All colleges and universities list bachelor degree programs as the majority of their operations. Some of them offer associate, master, and doctorate degrees as well but the fields of study for these degree levels aren't usually as broad as the options for a bachelor degree.
Most people spend a minimum of four years studying for a bachelor degree but this isn't an exact timeline. Involvement with extracurricular activities, holding down a job, or raising a family while attending classes may stretch the period of study longer than four years but most of today's colleges and universities offer class schedules flexible enough to accommodate the real-life needs of most students.
Students of any age can enroll for a bachelor degree program. Most students are recent high school graduates but many others are returning to school after spending time in the workforce or raising a family.
And every now and then, news stories feature the proud graduate receiving a bachelor degree diploma at the ripe old age of 75, 85, or older. These stories serve to remind us that age is not a deterring factor to the learning process.
Age is not a deterring factor but classroom schedules sometimes are. This situation, though, is no longer the problem it used to be since many of today's colleges and universities offer many classes online, making it easier to schedule studies in private and at unconventional times.