American universities are recognized as some of the best in the world, particularly regarding the academic excellence and the graduates’ qualifications. But the system is quite different from what we have in Indonesia. So how does it work?
Virtually all U.S. universities start their 4-year bachelor’s programs with general education courses. These are introductory courses that give students a view of various disciplines and ensure they have a broad academic foundation that helps them decide on which major to pursue in year 3 & 4.
Students who are in year 3 & 4 specialize in their major of choice before graduating and joining the work force or pursuing a Master’s degree.