NWR: How long did it take you to get your degree?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
3306 posts
Sugar bee

It took me 4 years to get my Bachelors in Psych, and it’ll take 1.5 to get my ‘4th year’ psych course done, still chipping away at that one.

Post # 32
46 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016

lunarfairy :  I got my BA in Anthropology. It took about 4-5 years in total to complete my degree, but those were not continuous years. I took a long break in the middle of it when I moved out of state. I was young (19 or 20) and out-of-state tuition was too expensive. By the time I had established residency I had moved on to other interests and ended up going to school to be a radiology technician. I did that for about 4 years before I decided I really wanted to finish the BA I had started a few years previously. I finished my MA in two years. I didn’t want to be in school any longer than I needed to be, but I needed to have at least a Master’s in order to really advance in my profession. It was a tough two years though. If I got 4 hours of sleep that was a good night. I had to pull a lot of all-nighters.

Post # 33
4414 posts
Honey bee

lunarfairy :  My bachelor’s degree took 5 years. I had to take some super hard science classes so I spread them out an extra 2 semesters. Other people took mostly 4 years. 

Post # 34
104 posts
Blushing bee

I graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Production with a specialization in Public Relations. It took 4 years. Then I did a post graduate certification that took a year. 

Keep going! 

Post # 35
5106 posts
Bee Keeper

Foreverrrrr. I went to community college first. That was three years then I added a minor and put off graduating to go into a special program. Took me 7 years. I went back for a cert several years later so add two years to that. But I only have a BA with minor and a cert. 

If I had it to do over again, I would have double majored then directly after do masters or PHD. But you know hindsight is 20/20.  

Post # 36
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Everyone has a different pace. I graduated in 3 years. My sister did it in 5 years. My Father-In-Law took a few decades to finish, which I think is quite admirable. 

Post # 37
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

5 years for my BS in behavioral neuroscience, the program was designed for 5 years with classes alternating with internships. 4.5 years for my PhD in molecular biology. I went straight through from high school.

Post # 38
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

4 year for a bachelor’s degree…a few years in between..then another 4 years for a master’s degree. I took a year off in the masters degree program and took some extra classes as well.

Post # 39
6436 posts
Bee Keeper

lunarfairy :  For my BA it took the traditional four years.  I haven’t started my masters but part time it will take me three years.

Post # 40
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

lunarfairy :  I did mine in education (teacher) it was a 5 year program and I did it in the 5 years. Good luck on yours, it doesn’t matter how long you take as long as you finish it! 🙂

Post # 41
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts

My profession doesn’t really require a lot of schooling, unless you want to be in management. So, I went to community college at the ripe old age of 28 lol. I have just a certificate in medical coding and billing, and as far as jobs go, they really look at what your certifications are (like through AAPC or AHIMA) and how long you’ve worked. It’s a tough field to get into unless you know someone these days. 

My good friend though has a MS in occupational therapy and it took her 5 years. I forget what she did but I think she was able to complete some of the masters courses during her undergrad or something.

My Boyfriend or Best Friend has a BA in communications, and that took him four years.

Everyone is different.

Post # 42
784 posts
Busy bee

My BA is in psychology & sociology. It took me 3.5 years. If I hadn’t worked full time it would’ve been less. It took me 2 years to get my MEd, however my masters program is 57 hours compared to the typical 33 hours & required 600 contact hours, and it took an additional year to get my EDs. I’m now done with school (thank goodness)

 It took my husband 2 years longer to get his BA & MEd than it did for me to get my 3 degrees  

the average age for a 4 year degree is now 5 years. Don’t get discouraged! You’ll get there soon enough! 

Post # 43
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

lunarfairy :  Haha I’ve been at Uni for 2 years and have only finished one year.  At this rate it will take me 6 years to do a 3 year degree.

It’s all good, just chip away and do what you can.  

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