Depending on your current education level and further interests, you can choose from among four types of degree courses in USA. Once you decide your subjects or your majors, you can start looking for the best colleges and universities offering what you want. Let’s look at the options in degree courses in the US for you.
Study abroad degree is what we popularly call ‘student exchange programs’. Under this program, you study for only a semester or two in the USA and come back home to finish the rest of your course in your original college. This is a perfect choice for those looking for cultural exposure and research opportunities without committing to a long full-time study abroad course. Naturally, it also saves you a lot of money compared to an undergrad or a postgrad course. You can take a study abroad course either during your Bachelors or during your Master’s degree. The classes you take during it are flexible to quite an extent.
Undergraduate degree programs are the equivalent of a Bachelor’s. They typically take three or four years in the US. Contrary to popular perception, going to America for undergraduate studies is actually a great option for Indian students. The choice of disciplines and the freedom to move between majors is phenomenal in American colleges. So if you have just completed school, an undergraduate degree from the USA is a fine option for you to consider – it can prove remarkably beneficial for you in both the short and the long term.
Postgraduate studies are for those who have already completed a Bachelor’s education. Master’s degree programs in the USA are extremely popular among all foreign students including Indians. Besides Master’s, an increasing number of students are also choosing to go for PhD programs for their postgraduate education. While Master’s degree studies take about a year and a half to two years to finish, a PhD will understandably take you a little longer.
The efficacy of a degree program depends on your subject as well as the amount of experience you have beforehand. Some students may be best off with study abroad degrees while others would do well with full-time undergraduate programs. Also, some universities are better with certain courses than they are for others.
At Kanan International, we help you decide which degree course you should go for and which institute would serve your requirements best. You can count on our recommendations to be well-informed and unbiased. Besides providing this valuable guidance, we can also take you through applications and visa procedures. We have made the lives of countless students easier by counseling and handholding them through their US admission process.