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      11-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Hey fellas and the occasional lady. I have been given the chance to obtain a healthy raise/opportunity but I would have to go ahead and get a degree. I am actually looking to get a simple easy degree in communication/intelligence/people management...

Looking for the easiest one


Hows about these?
Marketing
Liberal Arts
Library Science
Pyschology
Commnication
Education
Language
Political Science
Journalism
Economics
History
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communication may help with personal growth in many ways, but i wouldn't plan on getting a job with that degree alone. but as you said, you just have to get one.
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Easy degree lol physiology is the most common major among all college students.. It might be for a reason (super easy waste of time unless going to med school)
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What career field? That would help narrow it down.
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Career field is irrelevant....Thanks for the knowledge guys!!
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Why waste your time/money on a bs degree? Go for something that is at least relevant to the world today.
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I smells a troll.
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I would not be wasting my money on this. The education is all free and its about "time" I actually get a damn BA.
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donovan's not a troll he's legit. I would suggest you find something your interested in it will help keep your focus. Liberal arts kind of opens you up for different learning aspects vs. something like history which will be more focused on that aspect. So hows the states been outside this opportunity. I leave Germany soon myself, the 1er's already on it's way back. Gonna miss the autobahn!
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I said it because the opportunity is bizarre. For example, most employers that cover education expenses will only (in my experience) be willing to pay for a degree that you can directly show will benefit your position and the company, and thus increase your worth to the employer as a whole.

An opportunity that is based on you having "any" degree without any regard doesn't make sense.

In that case, why not do a BS online degree that has the shortest time of completion, but still gets you a degree - I mean, if it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter, right?
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Why not Criminology or another Criminal Justice degree? It's interesting, fairly easy, and almost every school offers it. Look into Kaplan University, they are a TA school and don't charge for books. It is all ebooks you download from the online blackboard.
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Are you looking to get a degree just to get the degree, or are you hoping to have it related to your job/career? I would pursue something that a future employer would view as relevant to your career. As far as which one is easiest, it's debatable and would vary from person to person.

/Edit/ I realize that probably didn't help you one bit. Personally, I think Marketing or Communications is a good mix of practicality and being easy.
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I said it because the opportunity is bizarre. For example, most employers that cover education expenses will only (in my experience) be willing to pay for a degree that you can directly show will benefit your position and the company, and thus increase your worth to the employer as a whole.

An opportunity that is based on you having "any" degree without any regard doesn't make sense.

In that case, why not do a BS online degree that has the shortest time of completion, but still gets you a degree - I mean, if it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter, right?
Actually, it makes sense if you are in the military.

Sort of. Ok, in the real world, it doesn't make sense, but in the military, I strongly suspect they just want you to have a BA. Not too particular in what. And they would fund his education...I suspect military.

In any event Donovan - I would choose something that isn't necessarily the shortest, but is of the most interest to you. Because whatever you are doing now, you probably won't be doing it for a lifetime (irregardless of how you feel now) and you want something that can put you ahead later on AND something you enjoy.

I wouldn't think an arts degree would be terribly useful though for someone who suggested that. Pretty much anything else on the list though...
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Given that roughly 80% of college grads aren't working in the same field as their degree is in, I think the relevance of a college degree and your job requiring one is irrelevant.

BTW, 'Communications'...
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Well, not necessarily an easy one but since you listed it: economics, assuming you have the motivation for it.

Most econ majors go on to get advanced degrees though.
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just FYI 'Liberal Arts' isn't the same as 'art'.
Hmmm...wasn't aware of that. I thought it was just one and the same. Thanks for heads up...perhaps should look that up so I know in future.
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Hey thanks a bunch gents...really is helping me out
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If degree doesn't matter, then do what everyone else is doing at that school. Then, make friends with everyone. Networking seems like the most valuable thing you can do if the degree doesn't matter.
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