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What is the difference between AAS and AS?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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P. Halah

P. Halah

Answered Jul 02, 2020

One of the ways by which AAS or Associates in Applied Science and AS or Associates in Science can be differentiated is by looking at their curriculum. The curriculum of AS degree is centered on liberal arts. Topics such as social science, English, Maths, History, and Science, are usually taught. Major subjects like English, history, and social science, are mostly taught. The curriculum of Associates in Applied Science is centered on a major subject, whereas subjects such as social science, English, history, science, are less taught in classes.

Since AAS is usually regarded as a vocational degree, you can enter the workforce once you acquire the degree after four years of the program. In contrast, Associates in science stands as a foundation to pursue your bachelor's degree since it can be transferred to a university. The tenure of each program is another difference between the two. Associates in science are a two-year program, whereas AAS is a 4-year program.

 

K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Jul 01, 2020

AAS is Associated in Applied Science, and AS is Associating in Science. AAS is applied science, math, social science, and history. A few classes are committed to a significant subject, and the bulk of the classes will be associated to other subjects, like English, Social Science, and History. The Associated in Applied Science is known as a vocational degree and stands alone.

It does not rest upon the foundation of a bachelor’s degree. While an AS degree could be moved to a university, while an AAS degree cannot, someone with an AS degree may obtain a bachelor’s degree in two years. On the other hand, someone with an AAS degree will need four years to attain a bachelor’s degree. A person with associates in applied science has a technical approach. That word, ‘associated’ in practical science, allows a person to enter the workforce directly, while the associate in science degree affords the person the chance to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

 

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