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Today more and more people are turning to online degree programs as an alternative to attending formal classes. With classes being held at specific times, many adults with jobs and busy personal lives don't have the ability to attend classes in person. Online degree programs offer flexibility and a host of other benefits.
The careers a student is able to pursue online are just as plentiful as those offered on a campus. Take psychology for example.Some online degree programs offer a varity of psychology undergraduate and graduate degrees. Earning a psychology degree takes years of attending regular classes, which includes many associated costs.
Although there are fees associated with earning online degrees, the good news is that they tend to be much less extravagant than the price of most traditional programs. Not only can someone save money on tuition expenses, but with today's cost of gasoline, being able to partake in at-home classes can save a bundle on transportation costs.
Another benefit of online education is having the option to live at home instead of in the school's resident halls. Many schools make it a first year requirement to live on campus. College life is great when a person is fresh out of high school, but many people who attend online classes do so because of the lives they lead, such as having children, being married or even being in too high of an age bracket. The only drawback to online classes in this regard, is the lack of social contact and ability of maximum involvement in campus activities.
Another benefit of online degree programs in psychology is that students can cut down on time spent getting ready to leave for school. Many students spend at least an hour showering, eating and getting ready to leave before they even head out the door. Online classes make it possible to attend class in pajamas while eating breakfast.
There are websites on the Internet that claim you can earn advanced degrees in very short periods of time such as 30 or 60 days, which unfortunately is not possible. These sites are not to be trusted. Earning an online degree can be a fun and exciting, if the program is legitimate. Look to see if the program in question is accreditated by the American Psychological Association or by some other organization.
This post is brought to you by Argosy University. Drawing upon our more than 30-year history of granting degrees in professional psychology, Argosy University has developed a curriculum that focuses on interpersonal skills and practical experience alongside academic learning. Because getting a degree is one thing. Succeeding, quite another.
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