Science degrees are always a popular choice for students in college. Having said this, I think that now is a better time than ever, to pursue an academic degree in one of many different fields offered online and on campus. New developments in the environment and in the world of business, have opened the doors to rewarding and lucrative new careers. One of the concerns of future college students (and their parents) is finding a discipline that they not only enjoy, but that will create long term employment prospects. Not only do some of the hottest jobs on the market require science-related skills, but these are the jobs that will be necessary and relevant for years to come. Because “science” covers such a broad area, and because some institutions of learning are more noted for particular offerings than others, what are the best science programs out there for your time and money?
Environmental scienceAs a fairly new discipline, the environmental science combines elements of physical and biological sciences, in order to study various environments helping making corrections within environments and public policy. Graduates in this field may do anything from practicing law, to acting as a consultant for a major corporation, working for a government to combat environmental woes, or teaching. Environmental scientists can expect salaries ranging from $61,000-$90,000 per year. However, before earning all that money, you’ll need to earn that degree. Community colleges offer environmental programs, four year studies and graduate program. Some of the United States’ best environmental science programs can be found at small liberal arts colleges. Pomona College in Claremont, California near Los Angles has what is considered to be the nation’s best environmental science program. Known as “Environmental Analysis”, this program offers students classes in community activism, environmental education, and urban agriculture. Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, offers two tracks within its programs. Its Environmental Science track, focuses on the physiology and chemistry of living things, while those majoring in Environmental Studies focus on a broader spectrum, including law and philosophy. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) located in Syracuse, New York, offers classes with topics dealing with environmental challenges, and global needs for sustainable living.
Computer ScienceComputer science has been around a lot longer than you might think, but like environmental science, it really hasn’t come into its own until the last few decades. Computer scientists deal with the development and practical applications of everything related to computers. Degree holders from this studies, have a wide range of career possibilities. NASA, the military, game designers, and the auto industry are among the few, where the employers are looking for computer scientists. Computer scientists can expect to earn between $57,000-$152,000 annually. Almost all institutions of higher learning, offer a computer science program, and the best in the United States are internationally ranked, as well. Leading on the America’s list are Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Stanford University in Stanford, California. Programs offered by these schools include programming, languages, artificial intelligence and physics and mathematics. I have mentioned just a couple of the possibilities offered when pursuing a degree and career in science. Students shouldn’t forget that many classes available online and through other methods of distance learning are great way of getting ahead. Many science degree holders of various types are applying their knowledge to business, as the makers of ASEA Science cellular regeneration products are doing. So, with so many options for pursuing a degree in science that will lead to an exciting career, potential students do not lack for possibilities in considering this field. Author: Brooke Chaplan
What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? AI is an umbrella term encompassing a great variety of disciplines surrounding the mimicry or apparent mimicry of intelligence in technology, for various purposes and on various levels. AI is useful not only for games, but it is used as an extension of ourselves. Continue reading “The exciting possibilities of artificial intelligence”
Walden University is one of the largest private universities in the USA. Located in Minnesota, its special emphasis on providing online education has made it a choice of over 40,000 students. It is a university reputed for its wide range of online courses and quality education. The Walden University portal www.walden.edu is well designed to give potential students all the necessary information about its programs, admission procedures and a whole lot of things that potential students would want to know about. Continue reading “Walden University Portal – vital education data”
A scientific paper is based on empirical methods and aims to provide the general conclusions of the experiment. Regardless of the nature of your experiment, there are some common elements that must be included in a scientific paper. Here they are: 1. Start by creating an apt title for your project. The title should define the gist of your scientific experiment. Here you will include your full name, date along with the title. Keep the title on the middle of page without making it bold, italicized or underlined. Make it specific and precise. Continue reading “9 Must-remember tips for writing a scientific paper!”
An interview with Prof. Petar Atanasov, PhD Coordinator at the Postgraduate studies-New Media and social networks, member of the Centers for inter-ethnic relations, culture, media and communications, ISPPI, UKIM, Skopje, Macedonia, Professor of Sociology and Communication 1. What is your opinion on the development of the online education globally? It is a fantastic process. Not quite sure what you literally mean when you say online, but every part fits into the learning technology and in the globalization conditions. As the world is getting digitalized, this type or manner of learning will be more present. Since the online learning is a part of one general process of online living, it can not be separated from it. To illustrate the trend, larger universities in the Western countries are issuing distance learning diplomas. In future the services will be more diverse and the online education will grow. In addition to this, the expenses for studying will be overall lower on all educational grounds. 2. Are you of an opinion that the online education will dominate in the next 10 years in the developed countries in the world? No, the standard and the traditional institutions will still prevail, as they are already established, structured, both administratively and financially perplexed. However, the online life and the education will grow, together with the other spheres where there will be more electronic and digital presence. The traditional education system will still be the dominant one, al least in the next 10 years. If the same entities create this online learning on behalf of these same universities, then the learning will also grow. A diversification of the services and in the education is expected to occur in the market. Just one example, how come General Motors does not sell management education at this very moment?, and other similar cases. Changes will occur in these areas. 3.If you would have to choose between a traditional and an online class, with all characteristics of top quality of settings fitted to the students’ needs, what will be your choice? Of course, the traditional class is still a priority. I want a live contact, words said person to person. This is particularly important in the social sciences. The relation professor-student is irreplaceable. Other educational sciences differ – in the medical sciences a camera can be the tool, where as in the natural sciences figures are more utilized. There is no doubt that the combination of e-learning and the traditional studies, will maximize the success in gaining knowledge. In any case, the traditional class is irreplaceable in respect to the lectures on concepts and science. Just an illustration: a couple of weeks I participated at one digital e-conference in Slovakia (I was in Skopje). All presentations were on the web, there were comments, debates and an excellent communication, but without live world or contact. Another example-with my colleagues in London I communicate via Skype and debate on a particular project that I am involved in. A lot of news are occurring, there will be more to come.
With the increased interest for online education, the number of web pages offering online education information is significantly increasing. This competition is not doing any harm to anyone, particularly not the students or interested parties in distance learning. Here are some of the most commonly visited placed where you can gain information about the online studies in more details. Continue reading “Scholarships for online studies”
Out of your PhD program, a dissertation is the most significant component and all your attention, plus efforts should be taken up in it. Having said this, it is worth mentioning that the most vital components that constitute a dissertation are not simply the research and writing, but also research buttressed by findings, advanced fresh theory, or supported angle. It is a meticulous process, and all of this takes time. Continue reading “Get online writing help for your PhD thesis!”
You probably already heard that gaining an online degree is an excellent idea if you want to pursue a higher education but don’t have a lot of spare time to do so. It’s true that an online degree program is convenient and flexible, especially for those non-traditional students who have other commitments and simply can’t dedicate a lot of time and attention to being away from home and work. So, what are some of the best online degree programs and why are they ideal to study online? Continue reading “The best degrees to earn online”
According to Forbes Magazine, the expansion of healthcare to more Americans will to provide the highly skilled knowledge for diagnosis and treatment. A number of fields are in serious need of more workers. If you are considering a career in healthcare, consider these essential areas of practice. Continue reading “5 Major career paths in healthcare”
Walking across that graduation stage, college students are now getting much more than a diploma. The average college student is looking at a staggering $29,000 debt that they must start paying upon completion of their studies, a number that is increasing by as much as 6% every year. With tuition rates increasing annually, and job prospects after graduation looking hopeful at best, it is useful to know that it is still possible to get an education without a pile of debt. If you are looking for ways to finance your education, here are some strategies that can help you get that degree with no added surprises (or continued burdens) on graduation day. Apply for scholarships Many prospective students make the false assumption that scholarships are only available for stellar students with a perfect gpa who graduate at the top of their class. While a strong academic record will certainly put you in a better position, there are scholarships available for every background, talent, and need. As there are no limits on the amount of scholarships a student can use and receive, you are doing yourself a disservice by not putting your name in the running for all the free money floating around. Local companies often offer scholarships to students at area schools, with only a college acceptance letter needed to be considered. There are also scholarships for students who have dealt with hardships, who are creatively inclined, who volunteer, show everyday patriotism, have a disability, and even those who can construct an awesome prom dress made of duct tape. There are thousands upon thousands of scholarships out there, and they can really add up against those tuition fees. Start with community college Every student, regardless of their chosen academic path, must take the same basic courses. Algebra, English, History – these prerequisites can all be taken at a fraction of the price at your local community college. In the 2013-2014 school year, the average tuition for a four year college was $7,977, while a two year came to only $3,361. By choosing to attend a community college for the first two years, you could expect to save no less than $10,000. Since most students choose local community colleges, you can also save money by bypassing on-campus housing – this alone can save you an additional $8-10,000. Work during school The best way to earn money for school? A job. Most students don’t want to work during college, but even working weekends or a few days when you don’t have classes can make all the difference in staying debt free. If you decide to work during school, be sure your employer understands that you may need some flexibility from time to time. Your education should remain your top priority, so only undertake a job if you are certain you can keep up with your classes as well. A part-time job is a solid strategy on how to get a college degree with zero debt. Utilize employer funding If you are looking to go back to school, or further your education, your employer may be willing to reimburse your tuition, books, and fees. It is in their best interest for you to further any knowledge or skills that will help you to do your job better. If your employer doesn’t offer full tuition reimbursement, they may still be willing to at least cover your books and give you time off for testing. Even part-time employers may help you finance your education. Starbucks for example, offers all employees tuition assistance up to $1000. If your employer agrees to go ahead with the assistance, expect to sign a contract promising x number of years in exchange for the funding; if broken you would be liable for paying the company back. There is no doubt that an education will help you in the future, but a lifetime of paying off student loan debt may not be worth the sacrifice. Utilize some, or all, of these strategies and graduate without the burden of debt on the horizon. Author: Jessica Galbraith is a full-time writer and author of the travel blog The Fly Away American. She hopes to help others avoid the student loan debt she found herself faced with after graduation.
Many students find their university years particularly challenging, in which case seeking counselling help is the best thing for them to do so they can talk through their problems and find a way to cope with their depression or anxiety. If you feel like you need help to get through the next few years, read our guide on how to find counselling services while at university. Continue reading “How to seek counsel help while at University?”
Online studying can be lonely. For young students, who are used to living and working in large groups of their peers, it feels unnatural to study alone. For mature students, it is very difficult to navigate all that technology and find answer to all those questions. Fortunately, it feels like that only at the beginning. As an online student, you are connected, through your computer and Internet, to the rest of the world, to the biggest library that ever existed, to your teachers, librarians, other students, previous students (alumnae) and any other help you will ever need, as long as you know how to find it. Continue reading “Where to find help when you are studying online?”
If you are interested to hear about the tips on distance teaching and learning you might want to have a look at the presentation of Prof. Michael Berger PhD who speaks in details about the advantages and the disadvantages of the e-learning. Interesting insights about the latest developments in the e-learning industry.