Bachelor of Arts

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A bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.wikipedia
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Undergraduate education

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A bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.
The most common method consists of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), or sometimes another bachelor's degree such as Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.), Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.), Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (B.S.P.A), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), or Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil.) Five-Year Professional Architecture programs offer the Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch.) or sometimes Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch.).

Bachelor's degree

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A bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.
The Bachelor of Science degrees (BSc, ScB) along with the Bachelor of Arts degrees are the most common undergraduate degrees given.

Postgraduate education

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Thus, to achieve a Bachelor (with) honours degree (e.g. BA (Hons.) or BA hons.), an extra "postgraduate" year and a high research honour's thesis must be completed; see honours degrees.
Once a Bachelor of Arts degree had been obtained, the student could choose one of three faculties—law, medicine, or theology—in which to pursue master's or doctor's degrees.

Doctor of Philosophy

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In science, a BA hons degree is generally a prerequisite for entrance to a PhD program or a very high research activity master's programme.
In theory, the full course of studies might, for example, lead in succession to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Licentiate of Arts, Master of Arts, or Bachelor of Medicine, Licentiate of Medicine, or Doctor of Medicine, but before the early modern era, many exceptions to this existed.

Master of Arts (Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin)

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At Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin the degree of M.A. can be claimed, usually twenty-one terms after matriculation.
In the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, Bachelors of Arts with Honours of these universities are promoted to the title of Master of Arts or Master in Arts (MA) on application after six or seven years' seniority as members of the university (including years as an undergraduate).

Bachelor of Science

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Whether a student of a particular subject is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree or a Bachelor of Arts degree can vary between universities.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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In the United States, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree differs from a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in that the majority of the program consists of a practical studio component, as contrasted with lecture and discussion classes.

Master of Arts

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In general, in all four countries, the BA degree is the standard required for entry into a master's programme.
The title of Master of Arts may also be awarded, in the case of the oldest British universities only, without further examination to those who have graduated as Bachelor of Arts and who have the requisite years' standing as members of the university or as graduates.

Ancient university

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However, some older or ancient universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge and Dublin traditionally award B.A.s to undergraduates having completed the final examinations, e.g. Part II Tripos (Cambridge), Final Honour Schools (Oxford), Moderatorship (Dublin), in most subjects including the sciences.
The ancient universities in Scotland confer the MA degree at graduation with honours and a final mark; in contrast, the ancient universities in England and Ireland award the MA purely after a period of good standing following graduation as Bachelor of Arts, usually around three years.

Honours degree

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Thus, to achieve a Bachelor (with) honours degree (e.g. BA (Hons.) or BA hons.), an extra "postgraduate" year and a high research honour's thesis must be completed; see honours degrees. The word baccalaureus (from the Latin bacca, a berry, and laureus, "of the bay laurel") should not be confused with baccalaureatus (translatable as "gold-plated scepter" by using the Latin bacum and aureatus), which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate bachelor of arts with honors degree (Baccalaureatus in Artibus Cum Honore) in some countries.
The University of Oxford does not award honours with its standard BA degree, but considers students who gain a third class degree or better to have "achieved honours status".

Lady Literate in Arts

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Even after 1892, the LLA continued to be popular with women who wanted to study for an arts degree without needing to attend one particular institution for three or four years.

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A bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

Liberal arts education

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A bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

Laurus nobilis

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The word baccalaureus (from the Latin bacca, a berry, and laureus, "of the bay laurel") should not be confused with baccalaureatus (translatable as "gold-plated scepter" by using the Latin bacum and aureatus), which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate bachelor of arts with honors degree (Baccalaureatus in Artibus Cum Honore) in some countries.

Sceptre

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The word baccalaureus (from the Latin bacca, a berry, and laureus, "of the bay laurel") should not be confused with baccalaureatus (translatable as "gold-plated scepter" by using the Latin bacum and aureatus), which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate bachelor of arts with honors degree (Baccalaureatus in Artibus Cum Honore) in some countries.

Diploma

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Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution (generally the president or rector of the university, and the secretary or dean of the component college), type of degree conferred, conferring authority, and location at which the degree is conferred.

University

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Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution (generally the president or rector of the university, and the secretary or dean of the component college), type of degree conferred, conferring authority, and location at which the degree is conferred.

College

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Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution (generally the president or rector of the university, and the secretary or dean of the component college), type of degree conferred, conferring authority, and location at which the degree is conferred.

Paper

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Diplomas generally are printed on high-quality paper or parchment; individual institutions set the preferred abbreviation for their degrees.

Parchment

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Diplomas generally are printed on high-quality paper or parchment; individual institutions set the preferred abbreviation for their degrees.

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