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.

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The two most common bachelor's degrees are the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS or BSc).

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

Undergraduate education

Education conducted after secondary education and before postgraduate education.

Education conducted after secondary education and before postgraduate education.

Liberal arts colleges such as Pomona College (pictured) generally offer exclusively undergraduate education.
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It typically includes all postsecondary programs up to the level of a bachelor's degree.

The most common bachelor's degrees are Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB) and Bachelor of Science (BS or SB), but other degrees such as Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Engineering (BE), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) are also possible.

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Master of Arts (Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin)

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In the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, Bachelors of Arts are promoted to the degree 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).

In between matriculation and licence to teach, which was awarded at the end of an undergraduate's studies (whereafter he was incepted as a Master of Arts), he took an intermediate degree known as the baccalaureate, or degree of Bachelor of Arts.

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.

Whether Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degrees are awarded in particular subjects varies between universities.