Terms to Know
The following are important definitions that aid understanding of this section:
An associate degree requires no fewer than 64 semester hours and can be completed in two years or less, except for the AAS in Radiologic Technology and the AAS in Veterinary Technology which require a minimum of three years to complete.
A bachelor's or baccalaureate degree requires no fewer than 128 semester hours and can be completed in four years or less.
An area (area of concentration) is a field of specialization requiring not less than 48 semester hours of credit, which can be completed in place of a major-minor combination.
A major is a principal field of specialized study in which a student plans to obtain a degree. A major requires no fewer than 30 semester hours of designated course work and must be accompanied by a minor or second major.
A minor is a secondary field of study of no fewer than 21 semester hours of designated course work.
A program of study is the major-minor combination or area of concentration which the student elects to pursue.
A teacher certification program is a state-approved course of study that leads to certification as a public school teacher.