Directory of Associate Degree Majors E
E-Commerce - E-commerce involves the study of web design, marketing, networking, and accounting. Individuals majoring in e-commerce will often study business courses, but those studies will intersect computer science courses. Those who obtain associate degrees in e-commerce often go on to work for companies in marketing and networking departments.
Early Childhood Education - Early childhood education majors study child development, education, and child psychology and health as these pertain to the young child. Many states now require childcare workers to have a certain number of units in early childhood education or child development before workers can be licensed to work with young children.
Economics - Economics majors study money and exchange. Many who hold associate degrees in economics go on to work for the stock market, as data analysts, or even as economists. Coursework for an economics degree consists of studying accounting, business, economics systems, and even writing.
Education - While almost every state requires teachers to hold a bachelor's degree and teaching credentials, an associate degree in education can be helpful, especially if you have to work while attending school. It will also make it easier to transfer to a four-year school once your associate degree has been completed.
Electrical Engineering - Electrical engineering, and related fields, prepares students to work in industries dealing with electronics and technology. Not only do students focus on learning the principles of electronics and technological breakthroughs, but they also focus on developing problem-solving skills.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - An EMT worker learns how to assess, aid, and manage medical emergencies. EMTs work fast to ensure that any pre-hospital treatment is given to an individual who may be in dire need of medical attention. Many times these first-responders are responsible for saving the lives of others.
Emergency Preparedness Management - Students majoring in emergency preparedness management learn how to work quickly following a disaster to ensure the safety of others and to rebuild communities. Students receiving associate degrees in this field typically go on to work as dispatchers, coordinators, and safety managers.
Engineering - Engineering requires strong problem-solving skills, and students majoring in engineering at the associate degree level will receive such preparation. There are many different fields of engineering, and students may choose one of those fields to specialize in at the associate degree level.
Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship is the art of starting a business or revitalizing already existing businesses. Budding entrepreneurs will study business, political science, economics, marketing, and business law when receiving their degrees. Once the degree is received, entrepreneurs go on to start their own businesses, run franchises, and refurbish businesses that need help.
Environmental Studies - Environmental studies is a major that has been growing in popularity in recent years. Students majoring in environmental studies often go on to become activists, work for organizations like the EPA, and serve on business panels to help ensure that the business is successful in implementing environmentally sound business strategies.
Ethnic Studies - Students majoring in ethnic studies at the associate degree level study a variety of topics from a variety of disciplines, with the focus being on ethnicity and race. Students who complete this study will be well-prepared to transfer into a four-year institution to complete their studies.
Event Planning - Those who enjoy planning weddings, planning fundraisers, and putting conferences together would do well to major in event planning. Event planners sometimes start their own businesses; other times, event planners go on to work for hospitality companies.
Exercise Science - For students who enjoy exercise and workouts, a degree in exercise science can help them to find gainful employment as personal trainers. Those studying exercise science can expect to take courses on human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and first aid.
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