Assessing the need for a bachelor’s degree program in agricultural extension at King Saud University
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NESCO, a body of the United Nations, described education as instruction that is well organized and sustained for the purpose of communicating knowledge, skills, and valuable understanding about real-life activities (Abbas, 2017). Higher education refers to specialized education that universities or colleges provide (Smith & Abouammoh, 2013). Students at this level of education receive more specialized training and teaching that prepares them for future employment, research, and business (Smith & Abouammoh, 2013). Universities offer various academic degrees (IDP, 2019). The typical practice is for universities to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to students (IDP, 2019). However, some universities choose not to offer bachelor’s degrees, but only to concentrate on master’s and doctoral degrees (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2019). Universities usually have different reasons for such decisions. However, one would expect a university to offer a wide range of degrees to students, rather than only offering graduate degrees in some areas.