Degree-Earning Approaches

Thomas Edison State College has developed three different approaches that enable students to complete their degrees: Conventional, Credentialed or Hybrid.

Conventional
Students complete all their degree requirements through courses and exams offered by Thomas Edison State College. Learn which degrees you can attain through the Conventional approach.

Credentialed
Students complete all their degree requirements through courses and exams offered by Thomas Edison State College, but are in degree programs that require previously earned professional licenses and certifications. Learn which degrees you can attain through the Credentialed approach.

Hybrid
Students complete their degrees by taking classes or other credit-earning courses at institutions other than Thomas Edison State College. Learn which degrees you can attain through the Hybrid approach.