Associate Degree in Japan

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Associate Degree

An Associate Degree is a postsecondary degree that is usually completed in two years and prepares students for the working world. This degree can often be earned partially or completely online, and part-time status is available for those with busy schedules.

Students who are interested in college but are not exactly sure what to study may want to pursue an associate degree. This two-year degree is offered at universities and community colleges all over the world, and many credits are transferable to a four-year program.

Japan has one of the highly integrated higher education systems in Asia. Japans approach to science and technology is highly rated thus their education levels very structured from childhood to primary through secondary to tertiary levels. With 126 million people living in Japan it has a cultural rich environment. Greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

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Associate in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Japan Tokyo

ALS - Associate in Liberal Studies (90 credits) [+]

Top Associate Degrees in Japan 2017. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 90 credits Electives 90 credits / 18 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Undergraduate programs are an excellent choice for recent high school graduates as well as for college and university transfer students who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with entry-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other undergraduate and graduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

Associate of Arts Degree

Lakeland College Japan
Campus Full time 20 months April 2017 Japan Tokyo

Lakeland College Japan offers a fully accredited Associate of Arts degree, providing the general education needs for American college students. [+]

Lakeland College Japan offers a fully accredited Associate of Arts degree, providing the general education needs for American college students. Once finished, graduates of LCJ can transfer to schools around the world. Because of our official recognition by the Japanese Ministry of Education, LCJ graduates have the option of transferring in Japan; most, however, transfer to colleges and universities in the United States, the most popular destination being Lakeland's home campus in Wisconsin. Because LCJ offers three terms per year, it is possible to complete an A.A. degree in 20 months. Students complete a total of 61 units, consisting of 14 required core classes and usually 7 electives. Three core courses (basic writing, reading, and math) may be swapped with electives if competency tests are passed. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate. Credits Most courses at LCJ meet 3 hours per week and thus earn 3 credits. Some courses, notably those with labs, meet 4 times a week. A few courses have 1 or 2 credits. Most LCJ students take about 12 credits per term. This allows graduation in five terms. Some students take more credits and graduate earlier; others take fewer courses and spend more than 5 terms to obtain an A.A. degree. Grading Students need to maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 to graduate. The grades students obtain are assigned numbers multiplied by the number of credit hours in the courses, added together, and then divided by the total number of credits. Faculty Advisors Members of the full-time faculty advise students each term on which courses they should take to finish their degree requirements in the shortest time possible. The faculty advisors guide students toward their career goals and offer advice on how to achieve those goals from an academic stance. Graduation Students will receive an Associate of Arts degree when they have accrued at least 61 credits, successfully completed all the required courses and maintained at least a 2.0 GPA. We have two graduation ceremonies per year – one in August and one in December – for the graduating students. Students graduating in April may attend one of the ceremonies later in the year. [-]