Bachelor's degree

Undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to six years (depending on institution and academic discipline).

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Liberal arts colleges such as Pomona College (pictured) generally offer exclusively undergraduate education.

Honours degree

Honours degree has various meanings in the context of different degrees and education systems.

Honours degree has various meanings in the context of different degrees and education systems.

Liberal arts colleges such as Pomona College (pictured) generally offer exclusively undergraduate education.

Most commonly it refers to a variant of the undergraduate bachelor's degree containing a larger volume of material or a higher standard of study, or both, rather than an "ordinary", "general" or "pass" bachelor's degree.

The insignia of a knight bachelor devised in 1926

Bachelor

Man who is not and has never been married.

Man who is not and has never been married.

The insignia of a knight bachelor devised in 1926

As an inferior grade of scholarship, it came to refer to one holding a "bachelor's degree".

American academic doctors gather before the commencement exercises at Brigham Young University (April 2008). The American code for academic dress identifies academic doctors with three bands of velvet on the sleeve of the doctoral gown.

Doctorate

Academic degree awarded by universities and some other educational institutions, derived from the ancient formalism licentia docendi ("licence to teach").

Academic degree awarded by universities and some other educational institutions, derived from the ancient formalism licentia docendi ("licence to teach").

American academic doctors gather before the commencement exercises at Brigham Young University (April 2008). The American code for academic dress identifies academic doctors with three bands of velvet on the sleeve of the doctoral gown.
Cover of the thesis presented by Claude Bernard to obtain his Doctor of Medicine degree (1843)
The ancient ceremony of bestowing Complutense's Doctoral biretta.
Traditionally, the friends of a new doctor honored him painting a victor on the walls (in this case, the Seville Cathedral).
Ph.D. Gown, University of Cambridge
In 1861, Yale University awarded the first Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the United States.

However, while the licentia continued to hold a higher prestige than the bachelor's degree (baccalaureus), the latter was ultimately reduced to an intermediate step to the master's degree (magister) and doctorate, both of which now became the accepted teaching qualifications.

Sheepskin diploma from Mexico City College, 1948 (in Latin)

Diploma

Document awarded by an educational institution testifying the recipient has graduated by successfully completing their courses of studies.

Document awarded by an educational institution testifying the recipient has graduated by successfully completing their courses of studies.

Sheepskin diploma from Mexico City College, 1948 (in Latin)
Greek Vocational Training Diploma
1915 Arlington Training School diploma
Typical U.S. college diploma

a "Diploma", a qualification granted by vocational education and training (VET) sector or university. It is typically completed with 12 to 18 months of full-time study. When accepted for credit as part of a bachelor's degree, it is usually deemed to be equivalent to the first year of the degree.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium, baccalaureus in artibus, or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate program in the arts, or, in some cases, other disciplines.

Bachelor of Science

A Bachelor of Science (BS, '''B.Sc.

A Bachelor of Science (BS, '''B.Sc.

, SB, or ScB'; from the Latin baccalaureus scientiae or scientiae baccalaureus'') is a bachelor's degree awarded for programs that generally last three to five years.

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Undergraduate degree

Colloquial term for an academic degree earned by a person who has completed undergraduate courses.

Colloquial term for an academic degree earned by a person who has completed undergraduate courses.

National University of Saint Anthony the Abbot in Cuzco
12 sided stone in Cusco, Peru

The most common type of these undergraduate degrees are associate degree and bachelor's degree.

Doctoral ceremony at Leiden University, Netherlands (7 July 1721).

Thesis

Document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

Document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and findings.

Doctoral ceremony at Leiden University, Netherlands (7 July 1721).
Cover page to Søren Kierkegaard's university thesis (1841).
The cover of the thesis presented by Claude Bernard to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine (1843).
Cover page of a licentiate dissertation in Sweden

In some contexts, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used for part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation" is normally applied to a doctorate.

Bachelor of Architecture

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) is a bachelor's degree designed to satisfy the academic requirement of practising architecture around the world.

North Carolina State University

Public land-grant research university in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Public land-grant research university in Raleigh, North Carolina.

First freshman class at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1889
Panoramic photo of campus taken around 1909
Holladay Hall, the first building built on NC State's campus in 1889, now houses the Chancellor's Office.
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The 1911 building on North Carolina State's Main Campus
Completed in 1937, the Memorial Bell Tower was built to honor thirty-four NC State alumni who died in World War I. It stands 115 ft tall.
D.H. Hill Library stands 11 stories tall and is named for former NC State chancellor and librarian Daniel Harvey Hill, Jr.
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NC State has historical strengths in engineering, statistics, agriculture, life sciences, textiles, and design and offers bachelor's degrees in 106 fields of study.