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Should You Pursue a Two-Degree Program at University?

Should You Pursue a Two-Degree Program at University?

Students have so many study options nowadays, it can be confusing to decipher some of the higher education lingoes. If you’re someone who is equally interested in two different fields of study, then a two-degree program may be right for you. Though a two-degree is often mistaken for a double major, the two are very different.

A two-degree is exactly what it sounds: two separate degrees. However, a dual degree should not be confused with a dual or double major. A double major in two areas of specialization or academic focus that results in only one degree, not two.

Having dual undergraduate degrees is possible, but not as common. They usually occur when a student earns an associate degree on their way to a bachelor’s degree. Two degrees might also be the result of a school’s policy of creating two bachelor’s degrees when a student obtains a double major in two unrelated fields. Dual degrees are more popular because they take less time to earn than if the student obtained each degree individually

One important thing to remember, two-degree will mean more hard work without any doubt. You will have to be on your toes if you want to justify your decision of taking up such a program. The challenges will be different and need unmatched concentration. You will need constant motivation otherwise this will be a huge miss and you will be under immense pressure to keep your head above water throughout the semester.

Now let’s talk about the tuition fee. Will I pay double for this? Certainly NOT! Rest assured there are so many other ways you can take to apply to the program and earn the two degrees.

Two-Degree Program at Sampoerna University

This article will help you to find out more about the Two-Degree Program at Sampoerna University. We’ll unpack the program, provide you with the overview, the benefits, the many ways you can enroll.

1. A Pathway to the World
With the aim of bringing U.S. education to Indonesia, Sampoerna University has teamed up with the University of Arizona, which is ranked #40 in Top Public Schools in the USA based on U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best Universities Ranking. This partnership generated the Two-Degree Program that allows students to earn two undergraduate degrees – one from Sampoerna University and the other from the University of Arizona – for students pursuing degrees in Engineering and Management.

Our transferable academic credits make it possible for you to seamlessly transfer to the University of Arizona where you can complete your degree in the field of your choice. Students who enroll in this program will have access to SU and University of Arizona resources and become part of the University of Arizona’s network of 295,000 alumni worldwide.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is one of the top 50 Best Business Schools in the United States. Eller College offers the following departments and concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, health care administration, marketing, and management. At graduation, 51,70 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Also, the opportunity to study at a different university and in a different country is a fantastic chance to learn a new language and earn a degree from a recognized university abroad, something which is particularly useful if you want to work abroad in the country you end up studying in.

Studying and living abroad has several other, less noticeable, impacts which should also be considered. Immersing yourself in another culture is a great way to develop a more open-minded attitude and experience what it’s like for people from different backgrounds than yourself. Plus, the skills you’ll learn in collaborating with students from other countries will prepare you perfectly for modern, international workplaces.
2. A More Flexible and Affordable Option
The Two-Degree Program brings many advantages for students. Here are some of them:
o A broad skill set is developed and improved your professional flexibility, including analytical skills that are valuable in many fields.
o Can open the door to greater career and advancement opportunities
o Long-term cost savings
o Two degrees can be used independently or together in a career
o Earning two degrees in sequence rather than one after the other saves time and money
o Great networking opportunities from alumni programs in addition to the students and staff

In this collaboration with the University of Arizona, Sampoerna University brings U.S. Education to Indonesia with more flexible and affordable options. This enables students to earn two degrees from both universities by opting to stay for four years in Jakarta or transfer for the last two years of study in Arizona, United States of America. Studying a two-degree will not take any extra semesters than any other four-year Indonesian/American program. It will take exactly the same amount of time (four years) as the normal Indonesian Strata-1/American Bachelor’s degree. With this program, you can save up to 75% tuition fee for a U.S. Degree at Sampoerna University.

3. Scholarship Opportunities
If you have the talent and ability to succeed, concerns about funding should not stop you from applying to university. Receiving financial support could help you achieve your dreams – be it progressing your career, starting your own business, or bringing change and opportunity to your community.

Sampoerna University recognizes the importance of quality education and is dedicated to helping you find a way to achieve your higher education goals. We offer different types of Merit awards, ranging from 25% up to 100%, to help the brightest and best students in Indonesia each year. This program provides tuition support to students up to their 4th year of study and is applied to all study programs.

The Two-Degree Program is the perfect way to combine professional career and higher education goals for passionate students who want to see the diversity of the world. We are currently accepting student’s enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester. Click the following link to explore the information and apply. Let’s start your Sampoerna journey!