Back to Blog Simplifying the Transition to a Bachelor’s Program BlogUC Online News Share Share on FacebookFollow us on LinkedInShare on PinterestShare via Email If you’ve already received your Associate Degree from University of Cincinnati Online or elsewhere, congratulations! We know how rewarding it can be to achieve the next step in your education or to advance in your current career. If you’re ready to take your degree progression one step further, that means you’re probably ready to transition from an Associate to a Bachelor’s Degree. This transition is the perfect next step toward achieving your career goals, and the University of Cincinnati Online program can help you get there with a flexible education that you can fit into your lifestyle, not the other way around. Getting Your Bachelor’s Degree Online Is Easier than Ever Earning an online Bachelor Degree is way easier than it used to be. No more commuting, paying for parking, and trying to find time to get to your classes in between work or family time. Consider these factors when looking into obtaining a bachelor’s degree at an online accredited college: Benefits of Bachelor’s Degree Programs Online. The main benefit of an online environment is having the ability to take classes when it fits into your schedule. Can you take them early in the morning, late at night, or perhaps during your lunch hour? When your only requirements are to login and learn on your computer, the benefits of learning online are easily seen. Work/School/Life Balance. Since you choose when you learn, balancing all that life demands of you is easier. No more missing work for school or vice-versa. No more having to choose one or the other. Now you can further your career while working full time, taking care of a family, or juggling any other demands on your time. Future Career Options. The difference between having an Associate Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree can mean the difference between being eligible for an entry-level accounting job or having the skills to become a manager or supervisor in a chosen business field. Many of our online business Bachelor Degree programs are designed to ensure a smooth transition from associate level to bachelor level. Affordability. Online colleges such as UC Online provide an affordable option for those seeking to further their education. In addition many online colleges provide financial aid and other tuition assistance programs. School accreditation. Consider whether or not the university is accredited, as many universities provide non-accredited degrees. The University of Cincinnati Online programs are ranked among the best in the United States and it and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Associate to Bachelor’s Degree Transition Programs at UC BS Medical Laboratory Science. With an Associate Degree, you can become a clinical laboratory technician or a medical laboratory technician. But, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science, you can take your career one step further and become a medical laboratory scientist, helping to perform things like patient diagnosis, treatment, and disease management, for example. BS Respiratory Therapy. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy, you can do things such as work as a respiratory therapist and assist patients with lung conditions and educate family members about how to offer care. With an Associate Degree, you would tend to a lower level of care. BS Health Information Management. When you receive your BS in HIM, you’ll graduate equipped with the tools, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed in advanced healthcare and advanced leadership roles. BS Radiation Science Technology. When you get your Bachelor of Science in Radiation Science Technology, you’ll be able to expand what you learned while earning your associate degree in medical imaging or radiation therapy in this growing field. BSW Social Work. Our online BSW degree program is ideal for students who have already earned a two-year associate degree in pre-social work or a similar major. In order to secure an entry-level social worker job, you will need at least a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or equivalent degree in a related field. BS in Health Sciences: Behavior & Occupation Studies. If you’re an Occupational Therapy Assistant looking to advance your career with a bachelor’s degree, or an OTA whose goal is to earn your master’s and become a practicing Occupational Therapist, this associate to bachelor’s completion program may be ideal for you. What are you waiting for? Begin the application process today!