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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Agents must have a bachelor's degree, NBPA certification for at least three consecutive years, professional liability insurance and completion of an in-person exam taken in early November at the NCAA office in Indianapolis. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "Presidential candidate Andrew Yang blasts NCAA for its new rule on agents," 8 Aug. 2019 Cochran earned his bachelor's degree in 1959 from the University of Mississippi, and was a cheerleader and student body vice president. Emily Wagster Pettus, Fox News, "Former US Sen. Cochran draws bipartisan praise at funeral," 5 June 2019 John Thompson III was fired after the season, and Agau, who graduated with his bachelor's degree, opted to transfer. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Akoy Agau expected to return to Louisville as grad transfer," 22 June 2018 Schuette, who had earlier earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, graduated from law school in 1979. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "How 1 lost election changed Michigan governor candidate Bill Schuette," 25 May 2018 Morris has a bachelor's degree in business administration, with a major in accounting, from the University of Cincinnati. Beth Mlady,, "Berea mayor appoints Andrea Morris to finance director position," 11 May 2018 Slightly over 21 percent of those age 65 and older have a bachelor's degree, the eighth lowest in the country. Leada Gore,, "Why you don't want to grow old in Alabama," 24 Apr. 2018 Weeks has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Windsor, and a masters in kinesiology from McMaster University, both in Ontario, Canada. Nicole Blanchard And Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "One of these five people will be Boise State University's next president | Idaho Statesman," 18 Apr. 2018 Ambrose earned his bachelor's degree in history at Wisconsin, then moved on the Louisiana State University for his master's. Mike Scott,, "First, he chronicled history. Then, he made history.," 10 Apr. 2018

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