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Why Online for a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing?

If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree in marketing, the online degree program at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) provides the flexibility, convenience and affordability you want.

An Online Bachelor's Degree Provides Flexibility and Convenience

Earning a bachelor's degree in marketing online is flexible and convenient. You can study when and where it fits into your lifestyle. There is no need to be on campus at a specific time or to drive to a specific place.

If you are already working, you can establish a study schedule that allows you to continue to work at times required by your employer and to still have time to study. If you have family responsibilities, you can schedule your study time around family activities.

The convenience means that you can continue to build work experience while you gain the knowledge and skills you need in a bachelor's program in marketing.

You can also start taking courses when it is most convenient for you. You do not have to wait until specific start times that occur only two to three times a year. Online courses at LSUS begin six times during the year, in October, January, March, May, July and August.

Affordability of an Online Bachelor's Degree Program

Online degree programs are also very affordable. At LSUS, the tuition cost is $284 per credit hour based on Fall 2017 pricing. A course is three credit hours, so tuition is $852 per course. A total of 40 classes, or 120 credit hours, are required for graduation.

The United States Department of Education has ranked LSUS as one of the most affordable universities in the nation.

An online program greatly reduces the costs than can make a college degree more expensive, such as the costs of commuting to campus. With an online degree, you can continue to live where you do now, which can be much more affordable than moving across the country or even across town.

The College Affordability and Transparency Center of the United States Department of Education lists the net price for bachelor's degree programs. The net price includes tuition, books, fees and on-campus housing, minus grants and scholarships. This cost will be generally much less if you pursue a degree online, because you will not have to live on campus.

Affordability is an important consideration, especially in an environment where the costs of attending college have more than doubled since 1986.

The convenience, flexibility and affordability are all enhanced by LSUS's broad acceptance of transfer credit. If you have taken college-level courses, whether at LSUS or another institution, they may be accepted and applied to the total number of credits required to earn your bachelor's degree in marketing.

Learn more about the LSUS Bachelor of Science in Marketing online.


Sources:

U.S. Department of Education: Which Colleges Have the Highest and Lowest Tuition and Net Prices?

U.S. News & World Report: Rising Costs Brings New Focus on How Colleges Set Their Prices

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