Associate degrees can be terminal, or they can be a stepping-stone people use to achieve a higher degree. Many people use associate degrees as inexpensive alternatives to the first two years at a four-year school. As long as the associate degree program is accredited, most undergraduate schools will accept the credits through the program. Christian associate degree programs usually require students to have a high school diploma or GED. Here is a list of Christian colleges that offer associate degrees.
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