An associate degree can be received as a precursor to a bachelor’s degree. Also, many students pursue associate degrees to bolster their professional skill sets and obtain employment in fields that require such a degree.
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.
Associate Degrees in Japan
ALS - Associate in Liberal Studies (90 credits) [+]
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.... [-]
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.... [-]