bachelor's degree


Definition of bachelor's degree

: a degree that is given to a student by a college or university usually after four years of study

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Recent Examples on the Web Murphy has a bachelor's degree from Wilmington College and a master's from Wright State along with certifications in weightlifting and speed training. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "Winton Woods hires assistant Chad Murphy as new head football coach," 19 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, the non-profit Institute of Medicine set a goal for 80% of all nurses to have a bachelor's degree by 2020. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mount Mary University launches four-year nursing program, breaks ground on health sciences center," 27 Oct. 2020 Dunn instructed officials to eliminate scoring penalties if the candidates did not have a bachelor's degree or did not live in the city, the complaint said. Dave Collins, Star Tribune, "Police chief, city official plead guilty in hiring scam," 5 Oct. 2020 Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, according to biographical information posted on the firm's website. Jaime Adame, Arkansas Online, "Northwest Arkansas businessman appointed to UA Board of Trustees," 31 Mar. 2021 Lane earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from the University of Minnesota in 2016 and then worked as a juvenile corrections officer for Hennepin County and as an assistant probation officer. Amir Vera, CNN, "These are the people at the center of the Derek Chauvin trial," 9 Mar. 2021 Fransen-Pruden, 32, has two young children and earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in December. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Fifth victim identified in Buffalo clinic shootings as medical assistant, mom of 3," 13 Feb. 2021 Kohler earned a bachelor's degree in art and art history at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and did further studies at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Hamburg. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ruth Kohler helped build an international reputation for a Sheboygan art museum. She has died at the age of 79.," 16 Nov. 2020 Liu earned a bachelor's degree in industrial design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Top designer of Ford F-150 Raptor gets ideas from fighter jets, Hollywood," 3 Feb. 2021

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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: a degree that is given to a student by a college or university usually after four years of study

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