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Bachelor's Degree Programs That Require Very Little Math

You may remember sitting in high school listening to your teacher ramble on about geometric formulas and how solving for ‘X’ can help you determine the value of ‘Y.’

You were convinced you’d never need this kind of math in the “real world.”

And now, here you are, staring down the math requirement of a bachelor’s degree like it’s a Rubik’s Cube, ready to walk away from it all.

Math can be a difficult subject to tackle. It can be frustrating. But, although math may not be for everyone, it doesn’t have to be the reason you can’t finish your degree. In fact, there are plenty of programs that require just a little math.

Topics: Areas of Study and Degree Programs

Watch a Two-year Time-lapse of the Construction of Glen Cairn Hall, the University’s Newest Campus Building

The development of Glen Cairn Hall, which is home to Thomas Edison State University’s W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, has transformed one of Trenton’s key gateways in the historic State House district of the city. The site, which was previously home to Glencairn mansion in the late 19th century and the Glen Cairn Arms apartment complex, features views of the Delaware River, Calhoun Street Bridge and the Trenton city skyline.

Over the past two years, the University’s cameras captured thousands of images of the construction, and our web specialist edited the footage to create this exclusive video. Watch this time-lapse showing the construction of the building from June 2014 to September 2016, below. 

 

Topics: Motivation

How HR Professionals Can Handle Workplace Bullying

Most people think of bullying as a childhood experience but a surprising number of workers are affected by workplace bullying, which can damage a business.

According to a 2014 survey from The Workplace Bullying Institute, approximately 66 million U.S. workers report being affected by bullying in the workplace. This silent and psychologically toxic threat often causes irreparable damage to workplace productivity. And yet, it remains a complex, chaotic and unfamiliar topic to most HR professionals.

Topics: Business and Management, Career

New Job Forecast Shows Good News for Cybersecurity Professionals

With the increased sophistication of technology, cybersecurity threats to computer systems, infrastructures and other assets will continue to grow in impact, scale, scope and complexity, and employers everywhere are finding they are not ready to handle a cyberattack if it were to occur.

Recent surveys underscore the skills gap and workplace shortages in cybersecurity in the U.S. and around the world.

The 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study, an international survey of nearly 14,000 information security professionals published by ISC2, estimates the shortfall in the global security workforce to reach 1.5 million by 2020. In addition, 86 percent of respondents to the ISACA’s 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report, which surveyed more than 3,400 ISACA members, identified a technical and operational skills gap, and 92 percent of respondents planning to hire more information security professionals said they expect to have difficulty finding skilled candidates.

Topics: Science and Technology, Areas of Study and Degree Programs, Cybersecurity

11 of the Most Common Capstone Course Questions Answered

You already know what a Capstone course is.

You just have no idea what to do about it.

Many students get confused when it comes to the Capstone. Is it a research paper? Not exactly; it is much more than that. Although you are the researcher, the Capstone goes beyond the mere collection of information. Instead, you will demonstrate the skills learned in your undergraduate studies to solve a problem based upon certain assumptions related to your topic. That means you will conduct your own field research and collect primary source data to create a scholarly, academic project that supports an argumentative thesis statement or major question with new work and ideas.

In a nutshell: this is a course unlike any other you have taken.

Topics: Taking Courses

Do You Really Need a BSN Degree?

For decades, the most common path to become a registered nurse was to earn an associate degree. In fact, up until 2010-2011, the latest data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, shows that almost half of new nurses still graduated with less than a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

However, trends in nurse employment and education have shifted since 2011, and the bachelor’s degree has emerged as the most accepted academic credential for registered nurses. Take the Bureau of Labor Statistics for instance: they now list a bachelor’s degree as the entry for qualification for professional nurses, replacing the two-year diploma and associate degree.

Topics: Nursing

How to Register for Your First Online Course [Video Tutorial]

Feel intimidated by the idea of registering for your first college courses? Are you worried about where you’re supposed to go or what you’re supposed to do?

In reality, registering for an online course is much less complicated than you might think because you already did the heavy lifting. You decided which subjects to start with, selected electives that piqued your interest, reviewed which course methods fit your learning style and determined how many courses you plan to take this year. Decision making was the hard part; the course registration process is smooth sailing from here.

Topics: Taking Courses

Beginner’s Guide: 6 Essential Ways to Transfer College Credits

If you could finish your degree in half the time – without sacrificing work and family commitments - would you be interested?  

The secret? Transferring in previously earned college credit, which can help you finish your degree on time, or even earlier than expected.

Topics: Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio, Transferring College Credit, Credit by Exam

Alumni, Alumnae, Alumnus, Alumna: What’s the Difference? [Infographic]

Blame it on the English language.

Not only is it filled with complex grammar, vocabulary and spelling rules and exceptions, but it also has a habit of importing words from other languages.

Because of their Latin origins, traditional words for graduates like alumni, alumnae, alumnus and alumna are often misused by English speakers unfamiliar with the rules of this classical language. These nouns retain their Latin roots and change depending on gender and number.  

Topics: Graduation

The One Thing That Could Affect Your Eligibility for Financial Aid

Once you make it back to college, the last thing you need is another obstacle or unnecessary surprise on your way to a degree - especially when it comes to financial aid.

Unfortunately, most students forget to pay attention to one major thing when it comes to federal student aid, and it’s a costly and time-consuming mistake that often impacts their eligibility.

To be considered eligible for federal financial aid funds, students are expected to participate and fully engage in all academically related activities. But what is considered an “academically related activity?”

Topics: Scholarships and Financial Aid