Associates degree?

I'm applying for college and I've got to fill some papers. I'm asked if I want an associate degree? I don't know what this means. I also don't know what is to major in something. see i just wanna go to college, study two years and transfer into a university to study pharmacy (not sure if 4 or 6... show more I'm applying for college and I've got to fill some papers. I'm asked if I want an associate degree? I don't know what this means. I also don't know what is to major in something. see i just wanna go to college, study two years and transfer into a university to study pharmacy (not sure if 4 or 6 years) and work. could anybody explain briefly what is this all about? i know i sound like a total fool for not knowing anything bout this. i'm from panama and here things are a lot simpler. thanks!
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