Right now I am pursuing a regular degree bsc hons in chemistry and one online degree in manipal bba in general management and both are 3 years so will be my bachelors degree will be + 4yrs?

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A bachelor’s degree is a significant investment in your education. Understanding what it takes to earn your undergraduate degree is important before beginning the application process. Learn more about choosing an accredited school, transferring previously earned college credits, and the difference between the two most common bachelor's degrees, Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS). 

Applying to bachelor’s degree programs
A bachelor’s degree program tends to require an array of application materials to help admissions committees learn about you in a few different ways. Learn more about what to gather so you can develop a proactive plan that ensures you have everything you need.

The timeline depends upon several factors, including your status as a student, whether you have previous credits, and whether or not you take a full course load.

The time it takes to earn your bachelor's degree largely depends on whether you're able to attend full-time or part-time. While many students enter college to pursue a bachelor’s degree directly after high school, it’s not uncommon to pursue a degree later in life. More online and alternative bachelor's programs have made it easier to obtain a degree while studying on a part-time basis, which may help you balance work or family responsibilities. 
Full-time students tend to dedicate their time completely to their studies. Most take a full course load of around 15 credits per semester, averaging two semesters each academic year. Many colleges require 120 credits for graduation (though that minimum may vary depending on the institution), so full-time students can expect to complete their bachelor's degree within four or five years. 

Factors that affect how long it takes to get a bachelor’s degree
Various factors can affect how long it takes to receive your bachelor’s degree, even if you’re a full-time student following a traditional timeline. Some common influences include the following:

Switching majors: Each major requires a certain number of courses to graduate. Although it's common for students to switch majors, doing so may mean that your college journey will take longer than four years [3].

High school credits: In some cases, advanced high school classes such as Advanced Placement (AP) may count for college credits, though each college or university ultimately makes that decision. If you enter college with credits, you might graduate in less time.

Community college credits: Some high school students can dual-enroll in community college classes that earn them both high school and college credits. Entering a bachelor’s degree program with some of these credits could reduce your time to graduation.


Summer classes: Many colleges and universities offer courses over the summer months. Taking advantage of this "extra semester" could allow you to graduate sooner.

Dropping classes: Reducing your course schedule isn’t uncommon. If you drop a class and can’t immediately take another course in its place, you might find that it will take you longer to earn 120 credits and qualify for graduation.


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