Bachelor of Science

Definition of Bachelor of Science

1 : the recipient of a bachelor's degree which usually signifies that the recipient has done the greater part of his or her course work in the sciences with some specialization in a particular science
2 : the degree making one a Bachelor of Science abbreviation B.S., B.Sc., S.B.the degree of Bachelor of Science in agronomya B.S. in chemical engineeringa B.Sc. in architecture

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First Known Use of Bachelor of Science

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bachelor of Science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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