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School is accredited, but degree is not?


Mar 30 2011, 02:03 PM (Post #1)
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Yesterday, I was sitting in my Macroeconomics class when my professor mentioned that he would not be having office hours the next day. When asked why, he said that he had to go to a meeting where he gets together with the department to make plans to try to get the degree's that the department offers officially accredited. I was thinking, "Wait...this is a state university (SUNY Oneonta), why aren't these degree's accredited?"

So, me and my wife did some research and, as it turns out, the school itself has a general accreditation, but several degrees that they offer are not specifically accredited, which means that they do not necessarily follow a standard that is set in stone. I have heard about people having several problems going to graduate school or getting hired because they received degree's from a school that was not accredited - but I have yet to hear about a case where the school was accredited but the degree was not.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I be worried?

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Mar 30 2011, 08:01 PM (Post #2)
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QUOTE (Dancing Fool @ Mar 30 2011, 09:03 AM)
Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I be worried?
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No, and yes.

At least they are trying to accredit it...I guess
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Mar 31 2011, 02:58 AM (Post #3)
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Lol, yeah. It's the thought that counts, right?
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Mar 31 2011, 03:36 AM (Post #4)
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I have zero idea, but can you switch majors? Your degree in school hardly matters in what job you get anyway.
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Mar 31 2011, 04:26 PM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Mar 30 2011, 10:36 PM)
I have zero idea, but can you switch majors? Your degree in school hardly matters in what job you get anyway.
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You're right—undergraduate majors are largely irrelevant.
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