Question: What’s the difference between “degree” and “major”? And what are program requirements?
A ‘degree’ is an academic title. At UHMC, for example, there are several types of Associate degrees: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Technical Studies (ATS), and Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS).
A ‘major’ is an area of specialization, so there can be many different majors for each degree type: AAS in Accounting, AAS in Business Careers, AAS in Business Technology, AAS in Hospitality and Tourism, and BAS in Applied Business and Information Technology.
We use the term “program” to refer to specific course of study, so we talk about “program worksheets”, which list all the requirements for a specific course of study. “Program Worksheets” can be found below.