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Study in USA

Study in United States of America

Post-secondary education in the United States is known as college or university and commonly consists of four years of study at an institution of higher learning. There are 4,495 colleges, universities, and junior colleges in the country. In 2008, 36% of enrolled students graduated from college in four years. 57% completed their undergraduate requirements in six years, at the same college they first enrolled in. The U.S. ranks 10th among industrial countries for percentage of adults with college degrees.

Like high school, the four undergraduate grades are commonly called freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years (alternatively called first year, second year, etc.). Students traditionally apply for admission into colleges. Schools differ in their competitiveness and reputation; generally, the most prestigious schools are private, rather than public. Admissions criteria involve the rigor and grades earned in high school courses taken, the students' GPA, class ranking, and standardized test scores (Such as the SAT or the ACT tests). Most colleges also consider more subjective factors such as a commitment to extracurricular activities, a personal essay, and an interview. While colleges will rarely list that they require a certain standardized test score, class ranking, or GPA for admission, each college usually has a rough threshold below which admission is unlikely.

Once admitted, students engage in undergraduate study, which consists of satisfying university and class requirements to achieve a bachelor's degree in a field of concentration known as a major. (Some students enroll in double majors or "minor" in another field of study.) The most common method consists of four years of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or sometimes another bachelor's degree such as Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.,) or Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.) Five-Year Professional Architecture programs offer the Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.)

Professional degrees such as law, medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, are offered as graduate study after earning at least three years of undergraduate schooling or after earning a bachelor's degree depending on the program. These professional fields do not require a specific undergraduate major, though medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry have set prerequisite courses that must be taken before enrollment.

Some students choose to attend a community college for two years prior to further study at another college or university. In most states, community colleges are operated either by a division of the state university or by local special districts subject to guidance from a state agency. Community colleges may award Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree after two years. Those seeking to continue their education may transfer to a four-year college or university (after applying through a similar admissions process as those applying directly to the four-year institution, see articulation). Some community colleges have automatic enrollment agreements with a local four-year college, where the community college provides the first two years of study and the university provides the remaining years of study, sometimes all on one campus. The community college awards the associate's degree, and the university awards the bachelor's and master's degrees.

Graduate study, conducted after obtaining an initial degree and sometimes after several years of professional work, leads to a more advanced degree such as a master's degree, which could be a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), or other less common master's degrees such as Master of Education (MEd), and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Some students pursue a graduate degree that is in between a master's degree and a doctoral degree called a Specialist in Education (Ed.S.).

After additional years of study and sometimes in conjunction with the completion of a master's degree and/or Ed.S. degree, students may earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or other doctoral degree, such as Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Podiatry Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Psychology, or Juris Doctor. Some programs, such as medicine and psychology, have formal apprenticeship procedures post-graduation, such as residencies and internships, which must be completed after graduation and before one is considered fully trained. Other professional programs like law and business have no formal apprenticeship requirements after graduation (although law school graduates must take the bar exam to legally practice law in nearly all states).

Entrance into graduate programs usually depends upon a student's undergraduate academic performance or professional experience as well as their score on a standardized entrance exam like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE-graduate schools in general), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), or the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Many graduate and law schools do not require experience after earning a bachelor's degree to enter their programs; however, business school candidates are usually required to gain a few years of professional work experience before applying. 8.9 percent of students receive postgraduate degrees. Most, after obtaining their bachelor's degree, proceed directly into the workforce.

  • games
  • role-playing exercises
  • problem-solving
  • group discussions.
You will also be able to use technology and language laboratories to study independently.


Admissions invited for US University:

Concordia University Wisconsin
Intake: April / May 2012

Under Graduate Programs
Graduate Programs

Biomedical Science
Environmental and Pollution Control Technologies
Environmental Studies
Natural Science
Sciences & Education

Business, Management, Marketing and Support

Actuarial Science
Economics/Finance (Applied Economics)
General Business Finance
International Business
Sports and Entertainment Management

Business Communication
Mass Communication
Public Relations

Computer and Information Science

Computer Science


Art Education (K - 12)
Broad Field Science
Broad Field Social Science
Business Education
Choral Music Education (K – 12)
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Health and Human Performance
Instrumental Music Education (K – 12)
Life and Environmental Sciences
Physical Education (K – 12)
Secondary Education

Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Biblical Languages
Theological Languages

Athletic Training
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
Exercise Physiology
Health and Human Performance
Medical Assistant (Certificate Only)
Parish Nursing (Certificate Only)
Pre - Physical Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Rehabilitative Science (Pre-OT)
School of Pharmacy
Transitional Program for Occupational Therapy Assistants (TOTA)

Legal Studies/Criminal Justice

Justice & Public Policy
Legal Studies/Pre Law

Liberal Arts/Sciences

LA 105 (Freshman Seminar)
Political Science

Social Services

Social Work

Theology and Religious Vocations

Lay Ministry
Parish Music
Pre-Seminary Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

Art Education (K - 12)
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Music Therapy


Business Management
Human Resource Management
General Studies
Management of Criminal Justice
Health Care Management

Master's Programs

Master of Business Administration
Master of Church Music
Master of Education - Professional and School Counseling
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Education - Early Childhood Education
Master of Education - Education Administration
Master of Education - Educational Technology
Master of Education - Environmental Education
Master of Education - Family Studies
Master of Education - Reading
Master of Education - Special Education
Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Science - Applied Exercise Science
Master of Science - Art Education
Master of Science - Information Technology
Master of Science - Nursing
Master of Science - Rehabilitation Science
Master of Science - Student Personnel Administration

Doctorate Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Pharmacy
Doctor of Physical Therapy



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