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I need help finding something about the college i chose. On the website it doenst say the required school years to get the degree.

I need help finding something about the college i chose. On the website it doenst say the required school years to get the degree.

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Jared’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hi Angela. I'd like to be able to help out with this. What does D.U.A.C. stand for? Is it DePaul University? If so, which program within the university are you referring to? Are you asking about a bachelor's program or an associate's degree? If you can clarify a bit, and write some more about what you are interested in and/or what you are looking for help with, I'm sure we can help out.

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Paul’s Answer

Are you talking about DePaul University? I went to their website and I think you should start here: https://www.depaul.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors

Once you select your major, you should be able to locate the information you're looking for. Also, you could always fill out the form at the bottom of the page to request more information or call the admissions office.


Thank you comment icon Thank you to both of you. And yes Jared, I meant DePaul. Also, I'm looking into animation/BFA (Bachelor of the Fine Arts). I hope this is enough of your requested information. =D Angela
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Alice Foster’s Answer

Hi, Angela. It's important to note that at any school, the graduation requirements for specific majors and minors will not be outlined in number of years, but rather in number of hours and courses. While schools generally try to craft requirements in such a way to allow you to graduation within four years for most bachelor's degrees, the number of years it actually takes depends on how many hours you take per semester. The number of credit hours per course can vary, but most courses are three . That means that if you took five classes in a semester, you'd likely be completing around 15 hours for that semester. Some electives count for fewer hours, and classes that require labs or additional studio time will be more.

Sometimes requirement information will be readily available on the website, but often--as was the case here--the main page for the major is just an overview of the program, and you'll have to dig a little deeper for the specifics. DePaul does make its graduation requirements available in the course catalog online, which you can find in the catalog archives at https://courses.depaul.edu/university-catalog/university-catalog-archive/Pages/default.aspx. If you search the PDF for this past school year, you will find that BFAs are offered in many different majors, including Art, Media & Design, which requires 192 hours: 56 hours are required in liberal studies (your core requirements), 56 for your major overall, another 56 within your major that are focused on your specific area within the major, and another 24 for electives that allow you to explore. The Animation program awards a BA; it is also 192 hours, but it breaks down the division of hours differently since animation is already more specialized than Art, Media & Design.

Alice Foster recommends the following next steps:

Explore the institution's course catalog for specific information on requirements for your majors and minors of interest.
If you think you might be interested in pursuing a master's degree after your bachelor's, check into programs that combine coursework. These allow you to complete some of your graduate degree work as an undergrad, which will shorten the number of years you are in school.
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