Bachelor of Arts

Definition of Bachelor of Arts

1 : the recipient of a bachelor's degree which usually signifies that the recipient has passed a certain number of courses in the humanities abbreviation B.A., A.B.became a Bachelor of Arts after only three years of university attendancerequires a year of Latin of the Bachelors of Arts
2 : the degree making one a Bachelor of Arts abbreviation B.A., A.B.require a Bachelor of Arts of all high-school teachersget an A.B. in classicsget a B.A. in history

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First Known Use of Bachelor of Arts

1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bachelor of Arts.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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