University and College Programs in the U.S.A

Would you like to earn a Bachelor or Master degree in the U.S.A.? Grand Pacific advisors will work with you to help find you the right the College or University program that meets your career goals.

Program Options

You can choose many ways to get into a U.S. College or University. It all depends on your English level, grades, career goals, etc. which program may be the best fit for you. We can help you discuss your options and advise on a path of action. Your options will include:

University Preparation Programs (UP)
University preparation courses are made for students that are considering entering a specific university after completing the preparation courses required. It gives learners the opportunity to complete prerequisites for admission into a diverse range of programs. University prep courses may include biology, business, chemistry, computing, English, math, psychology, physics, science, social science, and many other disciplines.

University Transfer Programs (UT)
Many colleges offer specific transfer programs to help students prepare and transfer to a University. After completing their transfer program, students can apply to the university they wish to transfer to and continue their studies. The university accepting the student will then evaluate their application to decide whether they will approve the transfer.

Certificate Programs (C)
Certificate Programs are a great way to earn academic credentials in a short period of time (usually less than a year) to jump start your career in your chosen field. You should consider a certificate if you:

  • have already established a career in the field but are new to the world of post secondary education,
  • would like to gain a specific skill quickly
  • are considering a career path but are not sure about it
  • would like to continue working while you study
  • would like to improve your grades

Diploma Programs (D)
Diploma Programs are usually 1 to 2 years in length. Just like Certificate Programs they are excellent pathways into the world of work without the time or financial commitment of a full degree program. There are “regular” diploma programs for those without academic degrees or post graduate diploma programs for those already in possession of an academic degree. Due to the longer time commitment in comparison to Certificate Programs, Diploma Programs tend to explore a particular subject matter more deeply.

Bachelor’s Degrees (B)
In Canada, Bachelor’s Degrees are, typically, 4 year programs. Nowadays, many employers require a Bachelor’s Degree for many professional positions. There is usually a large “research” component to a Bachelor’s Degree program. Both Colleges and Universities can grant Bachelor’s Degrees.

Master’s Degrees (M)
Master’s Degrees are typically only granted by Universities. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree, a student can continue their studies in more depth and receive a Master’s Degree.

PhDs (P)
A PhD is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree awarded by Universities to a candidate who has submitted a thesis or dissertation, based on extensive and original research in their chosen field.

Vocational/Professional Programs (V)
Vocational programs are programs that are more practical than a Bachelor’s Degree. The focus is more on hands-on experience rather than research. Many vocational programs can also lead to a Bachelor’s Degree. Typically, vocational programs can be 3 or 4 years in length.


  • Business

    Business programs enjoy a great popularity and belong to the programs that students chose the most. No matter if you want to become the CEO of an international company, create the Marketing strategy of a brand new start-up or want to start your own company. With a business there are numerous career paths that you can choose from.

  • Computer Science

    We are living in a time of revolution that is driven by computers and the internet. In private we can see that every day in the way we use our tablets, cell phones, the social media and much more. But also the industry is influenced enormously by the developments in the computer science and information technology. Whether it comes to e-commerce or software applications in production and maintenance that have simplified various processes in the industry. Studying computer science means studying the future.

  • Design

    Studying design is probably one of the most multi-faceted areas to choose. If you are interested in graphic design, interior or fashion design; you might want to design airplanes or movie sets or maybe computer games, this field offers something for every taste. If you are interested in the fashion, movie or computer industry, we can help you to find the right school and program that will help you to succeed in the business.

  • Engineering

    Skilled engineers are always in demand and professionals in that field enjoy very well-paid jobs plus they are usually offered very good opportunities for personal development. There is a lot of benefits from choosing a career in engineering. It may not be one of the easiest areas to study but an engineering-based education gives you a great base to branch into different sectors and also work your way up to high-level management.

  • We listed some programs you might be interested.

    If you cannot find the one you like or you cannot decide, we are always here to help you!

We can help you find out which school meets your requirements!

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