Back to Blog Finish Your Bachelor’s Degree with a Completion Program that Fits Your Lifestyle BlogUC Online News Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email Do you have your associate degree and are looking to advance your career opportunities by completing your bachelor’s degree? At the University of Cincinnati Online, our degree completion programs are designed to help working professionals, like you, reach their goals of further education and career advancement. While most bachelor’s degree programs take a minimum of four years to complete, our degree completion programs can be completed in half that time — depending on your individual level of education — without disrupting your personal and professional commitments. What is a Degree Completion Program? Degree completion programs are academic programs specifically designed for students who have earned an associate degree and would like to pursue a four-year undergraduate degree in their specific field of study. Our programs build on the practical knowledge gained while earning an associate degree and allow you the chance to complete the credits needed to advance your degree in an online environment shared with other accomplished, motivated students. Why Should I Enroll in a Degree Completion Program? For many, earning an associate degree is a great way to kick start their career and enter the workforce. Over time, career advancement and higher earnings can be highly dependent on continued education. Our degree completion programs offer a practical path forward by providing the flexibility you need to maintain your current lifestyle while completing your required credits. Better yet, our dedicated faculty will be with you every step of the way, working tirelessly to help you reach your goal of graduation. How does Enrollment Work? Specific enrollment requirements vary from program to program so you’ll want to be sure to review the details for your desired degree. However, there are some general requirements you can expect: An associate degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution A minimum GPA (generally ranging from 2.5 to 2.75) Credential or certification in your field Completion of an application Submission of transcripts Transferring of credits What Completion Programs does UC Online Offer? BS in Early Childhood Education: This degree program allows students to study a range of topics enabling them to deliver developmentally appropriate activities while focusing on one of three specialization areas — preschool, infant and toddler, or administration. BS in Health Information Management: This program will prepare you to gather, analyze, and secure important medical information in order to provide quality patient care through a comprehensive, relevant education. BS in Health Sciences: This program will prepare you to deliver and improve population health through a wide array of specialties by utilizing scientific research and practical application. BS in Health Science – Pre-Occupational Therapy: Ideal for occupational therapy assistants looking to advance their career with a bachelor’s degree and then pursue a master’s degree. This program prepares students to help people lead healthier, happier, more functional lives through occupational therapy. BS in Medical Laboratory Science: Ideal for CLTs and MLTs, this program will prepare you to perform examinations vital to patient diagnosis and treatment — as well as disease management and intervention — by emphasizing the technical and academic skills necessary for today’s medical laboratory scientist. BS in Respiratory Therapy: This program prepares certified respiratory therapists (CRTs) and registered respiratory therapists (RRTs) to care for patients diagnosed with diseases related to the lungs and respiratory system by providing additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, and research. Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology: This program will prepare you to use complex diagnostic equipment in order to treat disease and injury by developing your technical skills, theoretical knowledge, and leadership abilities. Bachelor of Social Work: This program will prepare you to strive for the betterment of your communities and society by providing essential skills through theoretical knowledge and real-world experience. BS in Substance Abuse Counseling: A cutting-edge, research-oriented program, our substance abuse counseling degree prepares graduates for rewarding careers helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance and Marketing: With both finance and marketing tracks, UC Online’s BBA helps give students a competitive edge by developing the fundamentals of business within their area of specialization. Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies: Designed through feedback from business leaders, this program gives individuals looking for supervisory or administrative positions the communication, planning, and problem-solving skills necessary for advancement. Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies – Healthcare Leadership: Similar to the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, this program is specifically geared toward those seeking supervisory, educational, or administrative positions in healthcare. “After graduating with my Associate’s in HIS [from UC Online], I received my RHIT credentials and landed my first medical coding job at a company I had always wanted to work for. I went on to complete my Bachelor’s in HIM, which opened even more doors for me, not only with my current employer, but with companies all over the U.S.!” Cassandra Booe, RHIA, CCA Health Information Management Graduate Why Should I Choose UC Online? Here at UC Online, we’re committed to recruiting a community of students with diverse perspectives and a range of robust educational, professional, and life experiences. These experiences, along with demonstrated student excellence, enrich the dialogue and teamwork in the online classroom. Better yet, our fully-online format allows participants across the country to develop together as both students and colleagues — a format which facilitates the growth of a strong network and the fostering of lasting friendships. Take the Next Step In UC Online’s degree completion programs, you’ll earn your preferred bachelor’s degree in an online learning environment that’s as collaborative and supportive as our on-campus programs — advancing your career and earning potential. Ready to learn more? Explore our online programs to discover how you can achieve your goals with a degree from the University of Cincinnati Online; or take the first step in advancing your career by beginning your application today.