Postbaccalaureate program

Postbaccalaureate programs (postbac) is reserved for students who are working toward a second bachelor’s degree or a second entry degree. This programs are offered for those who already have a first undergraduate degree.[1] Post Baccalaureate programs are not considered traditional graduate education, but it is more advanced than a Bachelor’s degree.[2] These programs are offered under the umbrella of continuing education and leads to a second graduate degree. Often first year of the second entry degree is redacted with Postbaccalaureate credentials (PBD). Programs like post-degree diploma,[3] graduate diploma, graduate certificates or a pre-medical to a master's degree in a field such as biomedical or health sciences may come under the range of post-baccalaureate programs. In addition, students with a Bachelor's Degree, who wish to pursue a Masters Degree in a field other than their BS/BA degree, may be admitted to a college or university individualized or preset postbac program to earn the necessary entry credits in their new chosen subject. These courses of study are considered as a equivalent blend of foundation year graduate/professional school studies and final year of the specific bachelor's program. This also provides opportunity to those who prepare for changing careers and profession or as a supportive for those interested in continuing education to familiarize with new modalities in their particular fields. The usual length of the programs is 8 months to 1 year and the advanced grad-entry program is for 2 years.


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