What is the difference between an associates of applied science and an associates of occupational science?

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I’m currently enrolled in an associates of applied science program, but am looking to move out of state and found a college that offers an associates of occupational science, but I don’t know the difference between the two. Is one better than the other? How do each affect an employers decision to hire or not hire just based on the type of degree (I know they look at more than just the degree)? Any info would be greatly appreciated :o )

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oki

same thing, different wording

SUDHAKAR Kuruvada

Applied science is a discipline that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, such as technology or inventions.
Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science, also called pure science, develop information to predict and perhaps explain—thus somehow understand—phenomena in the natural world. Applied science applies the basic science toward practical endeavors. Applied science is typically engineering, which develops technology, although there might be feedback between basic science and applied science: research and development (R&D).

Occupational science is an interdisciplinary field in the social and behavioral sciences dedicated to the study of humans as “occupational beings”. As used here, the term “occupation” refers to the goal-directed activities that characterize daily human life as well as the characteristics and patterns of purposeful activity that occur over lifetimes as these affect health and well-being.

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