Should I get an A.S. While working towards a B.S.?
March 8, 2012 9:29 AM Subscribe
Should I get my A.S. before transferring to a state college to get my B.S.?
posted by Perthuz to Education (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm in Colorado, if it matters. Nontraditional student, working full time and attending classes part time.
My original plan was to take a few English classes, math up through Calc II, and a couple physics classes at the local community college, then transfer up to the state college and complete an engineering degree.
It occurred to me that for a few credits more, I can leave the community college with an Associate in Science. My advisors at both the community and state level are... less than helpful. It's not that they don't answer my questions, just that their answers tend to feel like form answers without any real information.
I feel it would be advantageous to show an AS on my resume while working towards a BS, and I'm not too worried about the extra loans or another semester or two at the CC. What I'm really wondering about is any unforseen problems I may run into if I choose this route. Would this for some reason look bad to future employers? Am I worrying too much?