What is a Bachelor Degree?
Also called 4 year degrees, bachelor degree programs are awarded by 4 year colleges and universities. Comprised of 120-128 credits, you can transfer up to 60 credits from community colleges to count towards your bachelor degree. This undergraduate program consists of general education and elective courses, along with your particular area of study (a "major").
Types of Bachelor Degree Programs:
There are two main types of bachelor's degree, the BA or AB (Bachelor of Arts) and the BSc or BS (Bachelor of Science):
- Bachelor of Arts
A 4 year college degree, the Bachelor of Arts usually requires you to take a majority of your courses in the arts, namely social sciences, humanities, music, or fine arts.
- Bachelor of Science
A 4 year college degree, the Bachelor of Science usually requires you to take a majority of your courses in the sciences, namely life sciences, physical sciences, or the mathematical sciences.
Other bachelor degrees and their abbreviations:
- BASc - Bachelor of Applied ScienceBBA - Bachelor of Business AdministrationBComm - Bachelor of CommerceBD - Bachelor of DivinityBEd - Bachelor of EducationBEng - Bachelor of EngineeringBMus - Bachelor of MusicBSF - Bachelor of Science in Forestry
- LLB - Bachelor of Legal Letters - Law Degree
Online Bachelor Degrees Available
College-Degrees.com features online universities and colleges offering bachelor degree programs in the following disciplines:
- Accounting & FinanceAdvertisingArt & DesignAviationBusiness AdministrationBusiness LeadershipBusiness ManagementComputer Information SystemsComputer ScienceCriminal Justice
- e-Business & e-Commerce
- Healthcare ManagementHealth SciencesHuman ResourcesInformation TechnologyMarketing & SalesNursingParalegalPublic HealthTechnology ManagementTheology & Divinity
- Web Design & Development
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