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Crippling self doubt! (aka starting college at 40!)
Wow! You really dedicated! Great work.

For the area of study electives for the homeland security do you check study.com they have a lot of options you might be able to use. (victomology, white collar crime, criminal justice, etc.) See if you could use them even if the course number don't line up exactly.

look under the social science tab: https://study.com/directory/school/Thoma...ransferTab

Then email an advisor and see if it works. And I bet study.com's research in the social science would count for your degree ask an advisor.

That way you would only have to do from your area of study 15 credits at TESU. And by the way, TESU courses are 12 weeks long, so won't be able to finish them as quickly.
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(04-13-2019, 02:03 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: No reason to do a two credit science course and then a one credit GE course - just do a three credit science course (which will be MUCH easier to find) and knock out both in one fell swoop. I personally enjoyed the OnlineDegree.com Astronomy course.

For free electives, I would just do some of the "basically free" courses, like OnlineDegree.com or Saylor, or better yet, CLEP if that is an option for you.
Does that count like that? I wasn’t sure if credits could count under more than one requirement or how that worked. I think I have one other single credit requirement but I don’t have my spreadsheet in front of me.

(04-15-2019, 02:44 PM):angel:natshar Wrote: Wow! You really dedicated! Great work.

For the area of study electives for the homeland security do you check study.com they have a lot of options you might be able to use.  (victomology, white collar crime, criminal justice, etc.) See if you could use them even if the course number don't line up exactly.

look under the social science tab: https://study.com/directory/school/Thoma...ransferTab

Then email an advisor and see if it works. And I bet study.com's research in the social science would count for your degree ask an advisor.

That way you would only have to do from your area of study 15 credits at TESU. And by the way, TESU courses are 12 weeks long, so won't be able to finish them as quickly.
For the AOS Electives, there are from Study.com. I just need to decide which one I want to do out of these three. 
AOJ-110: White Collar Crime 3cr
SOC-239: Victimology 3cr
BUS 303: Management Info Systems 3cr

In the degree plan that an SDC advisor gave me, they had listed the TESU specific course which I assumed meant that I needed to take it at TESU. There was also the diversity requirement which specifically listed  SOC-322 Diversity: Cultural Diversity in the US As the required course for it. 

I basically will end up with 27 credits that I’ll need to take from TESU. That equals 9 courses. What would be considered a normal course load? 5 or 6? They’re all going to be from my AOS primarily.
TESU - BS in Homeland Security & Emergency Management (BS.HSEM) (In Progress) 
Started from scratch - 01/2019 - Completion - ??

Credits: 63/120
SDC: ENG-104, HIS-108, COM-102, COM-120, POLS-101, POLS-102, POLS-103, SOC-101, PSY-101, PSY-104, COMP-102, BUS-107, BUS-109 - 39cr
Sophia: Managing Conflict, Effective Teams, Student Success - 3cr
TEEX: Cyber 101, Cyber 201, Cyber 301, Basic Property Technician - 13cr
Institutes: Ethics - 2cr
CSMLearn: The CSM Course - 3cr
ALEKS: College Algebra - 3cr
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(04-16-2019, 10:10 AM)Mil0 Wrote:
(04-13-2019, 02:03 PM)mysonx3 Wrote: No reason to do a two credit science course and then a one credit GE course - just do a three credit science course (which will be MUCH easier to find) and knock out both in one fell swoop. I personally enjoyed the OnlineDegree.com Astronomy course.

For free electives, I would just do some of the "basically free" courses, like OnlineDegree.com or Saylor, or better yet, CLEP if that is an option for you.
Does that count like that? I wasn’t sure if credits could count under more than one requirement or how that worked. I think I have one other single credit requirement but I don’t have my spreadsheet in front of me.
TESU won't count credit in two places, but they will split the credits from a course if they need to. For instance if you needed 2 GE elective credits and one free elective credit, you could use a single 3 credit course to fill them. In the example above, instead of "splitting" the course, they count the three credit science course in it's own GE slot, then lower the number of GE electives needed by the one "extra" credit. It comes out to the same thing in the end. This happens a lot when people bring in 4 or 5 credit courses into one of the three credit GE slots.
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TECEP:Env Ethics (2015); TESU PLA:Software Eng, Computer Arch, C++, Advanced C++, Data Struct (2015); TESU Courses:Capstone, Database Mngmnt Sys, Op Sys, Artificial Intel, Discrete Math, Intro to Portfolio Dev, Intro PLA (2014-16); DSST:Anthro, Pers Fin, Astronomy (2014); CLEP:Intro to Soc (2014); Saylor.org:Intro to Computers (2014); CC: 69 units (1980-88)

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Mil0 Wrote:For the AOS Electives, there are from Study.com. I just need to decide which one I want to do out of these three. 
AOJ-110: White Collar Crime 3cr
SOC-239: Victimology 3cr
BUS 303: Management Info Systems 3cr

In the degree plan that an SDC advisor gave me, they had listed the TESU specific course which I assumed meant that I needed to take it at TESU. There was also the diversity requirement which specifically listed  SOC-322 Diversity: Cultural Diversity in the US As the required course for it. 

I basically will end up with 27 credits that I’ll need to take from TESU. That equals 9 courses. What would be considered a normal course load? 5 or 6? They’re all going to be from my AOS primarily.

For your AOS Electives, out of those three choices, I would recommend you can skip them all in favor of the Death Investigation (Online) transferred to TESU as AOJ-340 Criminalistics at $75 vs $100 for the Study.com courses. If those are required courses and you can complete them quickly, each exam is only $70/course at Study.com... however, I do believe there are extra assignments for these as they're Upper Level. Again, It'll be an easier/faster course as it doesn't have assignments.

Furthermore, I would follow the spreadsheet that you have completed, which is very similar to what dfrecore has created for you, I would skip the course the SDC advisor gave you in favor of a freshman course instead of the junior course instead. Why would you work on a course that would have extra assignments when you can get that course done with SOC-101! Who was that advisor?!

As you mentioned, your only UL requirements are in the AOS, everything else should be LL unless it's required or there are no other alternatives. You can listen to the advisor for advice, but review this link, as SOC-101 is easier, they were lazy and just picked the last one of the list... You're looking for cheap/easy/fast and for me, I add in the "value".

Link: https://www.tesu.edu/academics/courses/2019-and-after
I only have one more question for you, do you have any other courses in the works or completed besides the ones in your signature? I could not send you an attachment by PM, I am a dummy, forgot you can't do that...but can just attach this thread, but I want to make a minor adjustment to it...
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Computer Science (June 2019 graduation...)
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
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(04-16-2019, 11:21 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote:
Mil0 Wrote:For the AOS Electives, there are from Study.com. I just need to decide which one I want to do out of these three. 
AOJ-110: White Collar Crime 3cr
SOC-239: Victimology 3cr
BUS 303: Management Info Systems 3cr

In the degree plan that an SDC advisor gave me, they had listed the TESU specific course which I assumed meant that I needed to take it at TESU. There was also the diversity requirement which specifically listed  SOC-322 Diversity: Cultural Diversity in the US As the required course for it. 

I basically will end up with 27 credits that I’ll need to take from TESU. That equals 9 courses. What would be considered a normal course load? 5 or 6? They’re all going to be from my AOS primarily.

For your AOS Electives, out of those three choices, I would recommend you can skip them all in favor of the Death Investigation (Online) transferred to TESU as AOJ-340 Criminalistics at $75 vs $100 for the Study.com courses.   If those are required courses and you can complete them quickly, each exam is only $70/course at Study.com... however, I do believe there are extra assignments for these as they're Upper Level.   Again, It'll be an easier/faster course as it doesn't have assignments.

Furthermore, I would follow the spreadsheet that you have completed, which is very similar to what dfrecore has created for you, I would skip the course the SDC advisor gave you in favor of a freshman course instead of the junior course instead.  Why would you work on a course that would have extra assignments when you can get that course done with SOC-101!  Who was that advisor?!

As you mentioned, your only UL requirements are in the AOS, everything else should be LL unless it's required or there are no other alternatives.  You can listen to the advisor for advice, but review this link, as SOC-101 is easier, they were lazy and just picked the last one of the list...  You're looking for cheap/easy/fast and for me, I add in the "value".

Link: https://www.tesu.edu/academics/courses/2019-and-after
I only have one more question for you, do you have any other courses in the works or completed besides the ones in your signature?  I could not send you an attachment by PM, I am a dummy, forgot you can't do that...but can just attach this thread, but I want to make a minor adjustment to it...

I'm pretty sure you could do your whole degree besides 15 credits (5 courses, 4+1 capstone) from the AOS and SOS-110. Do study.coms research in social sciences for the AOS requirement. I think you can find all your AOS elective through alternative means. 

Also check here this might work for your AOS/AOS electives:

https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-educat...urses.html
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