A combined degree program enables you to get a head start on your master’s degree by taking graduate courses toward the end of your bachelor’s degree program. You’ll earn two degrees in less time than you would if you enrolled in each program separately.
Combined programs may require a heavier course load, but there are some enticing benefits.
The United States is in the midst of the “Great Resignation,” and many people are reconsidering their careers. And right now, cybersecurity is among the fastest growing careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers in cybersecurity are expected to grow by 33%, which is much faster than the average. ... MORE
Higher education can help you remain resilient in an ever-changing workforce and gain marketable in-demand skills employers seek. Here are three reasons why you should get your degree in 2022: ... MORE
SUNY Empire offers flexible and affordable degree programs tailored to busy schedules. We asked four of our students to share their experience as adult learners and how they put their degrees within reach. ... MORE
Nursing can be a rewarding career, and if you are interested in becoming one or are already working as an RN, you probably know the physical and emotional challenges you may face. Working as a nurse typically means long hours on your feet and helping those who are very ill or badly injured. ... MORE
Data analysts and business analysts are two professions that are gaining prominence in organizations today. While some organizations may use the terms data analyst and business analyst synonymously, there can be some fundamental differences in larger organizations. We’ll explore the differences and similarities between a data analyst and business analyst to guide you to the career path that best fits your interests. ... MORE
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in human resources management typically require a bachelor’s degree and have a median annual pay of $126,230. CBS News and US News Careers ranked HR positions among the 100 best jobs in America in 2021 and 2022. ... MORE
Whether you’re a new student or returning student, starting a new semester can be overwhelming. We knew exactly who to turn to for tips on starting off the term on the right foot. Quran Bell ‘21 is SUNY Empire State’s student success and development coordinator and received her B.A. in cultural studies with a concentration in communications and media from SUNY Empire. Quran is now finishing her last semester of graduate school.
If you’re a first-generation college student, navigating higher education can be especially challenging, but know that you’re not alone. SUNY Empire State College alumnus Anthony Haywood ’14 recently shared his experience as a first-generation student. ... MORE
According to Leaders and Employees Need Soft Skills Now More Than Ever by the Society for Human Resources Management, 97% of employers said soft skills were either as important or more important than hard skills.
Resume-worthy soft skills employers are looking for in 2022 include:
Are you interested in the fulfilling field of law enforcement and standing out in the applicant pool? SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in criminal justice can prepare you for in-demand jobs and provide you with highly marketable skills. ... MORE
The growth of master’s degree programs has been significant in the last two decades. And it’s not surprising given the Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that employment in occupations requiring a master’s degree will increase 17% by 2026. ... MORE
Interested in a career in business and looking to separate yourself from the pack? The Bachelor of Business Administration, or BBA degree, is one of today’s most in-demand and marketable business degrees. Read on to learn why. ... MORE
Ready to level up your knowledge and skills to advance your healthcare career? A B.S. in allied health prepares you for many health careers — whether you want to interact with patients or get involved in the business aspect of this growing industry. ... MORE
Many students approach their higher education differently. Most attend college to earn their degree, while others are eager to enroll in a course or two to fulfill their own personal interests, without committing to a degree program. Some students may take a class to prepare for college-level work or earn credit to apply toward a degree program down the road. ... MORE
There’s a growing demand for qualified nurses. Of the 1.6 million job openings for nurses, 700,000 will be newly created opportunities, and 880,000 will result from retirements. Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from now until 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Quality health care requires knowledgeable and experienced professionals to match this increased demand. ... MORE
Are you interested in a pursuing an in-demand career with a high ROI? Data scientists and data engineers are rated among some of the best tech jobs in the U.S. Professionals with an applied analytics degree can expect a mean average annual wage of $103,930, which is significantly higher than the national average in other jobs. ... MORE
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that technology and related occupations will grow 13%, faster than the average for other occupations. Earning your BPS in technology at SUNY Empire, you’ll acquire the necessary tech skills that make you stand out in this lucrative and competitive job market.
Career opportunities you can explore with a BPS in technology include:
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