is a british degree valid in the usa?


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    basically i really wanna do an undergraduate degree in the uk this being
    BA/BSC Psychology
    and then go to law school in america and i was just wondering whether the english degree can be used in the usa?

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    Yes.

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    I think so, yes.

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    Yes

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    I think its worth more, because my dad has a PHD and in America he is classified as a Professor. So, I think English degrees are possibly more highly regarded in the US than their own (possibly anyway).

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    Most of them will be, but degrees that lead to jobs (Law, Medicine etc.) might not be. Regarding Professors, in the US that just means someone who teaches at a university, whereas in the UK it's a specific (and quite senior) position. Check the law school's website.

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    (Original post by elldee)
    I think its worth more, because my dad has a PHD and in America he is classified as a Professor. So, I think English degrees are possibly more highly regarded in the US than their own (possibly anyway).
    I think basically, what we would call a Doctor (PhD) they call a Professor. Whereas here Professors are typically heads of a department.

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    (Original post by Zedd)
    I think basically, what we would call a Doctor (PhD) they call a Professor. Whereas here Professors are typically heads of a department.
    Not true. A person holding a doctorate is a doctor in both countries. In America professor refers to a teacher in an academic institution, from high school to university.

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    Should be fine once you convert into dollars.

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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Most of them will be, but degrees that lead to jobs (Law, Medicine etc.) might not be. Regarding Professors, in the US that just means someone who teaches at a university, whereas in the UK it's a specific (and quite senior) position. Check the law school's website.
    i have but im not getting much information, but it's only a psychology degree im doing over here and ill be doing law over there will it be ok?

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    (Original post by Blátönn)
    A person holding a doctorate is a doctor in both countries. In America professor refers to a teacher in an academic institution, from high school to university.
    Not exactly. People will doctorates are usually called Dr. X. This is particularly true if a high school teacher has a PhD.

    At the college level, there are several different ranks, all requiring a PhD.

    (Full) Professor - tenured, often an endowed chair (similar to Professor in the UK)
    Associate Professor - has taught for a while, sometimes/often tenured (similar to Reader in the UK)
    Assistant Professor - entry tenure-track position (similar to Lecturer in the UK)
    Instructor/Lecturer - short term positions, not tenured

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    (Original post by Zedd)
    I think basically, what we would call a Doctor (PhD) they call a Professor. Whereas here Professors are typically heads of a department.
    Like I said I'm not sure how it works.

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    thanks for the help everyone!

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