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 College: Edwards has a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech and masters degrees from Lamar and the University of Houston. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Principal at new Fall Creek-area elementary hopes to make school enjoyable," 5 Oct. 2020 Lydia has her bachelor's degree in English and Italian from the University of Vermont. Louryn Strampe, Wired, "The Best Roller Skates and Accessories—No Rink Required," 3 Oct. 2020 Likewise, the jobless rate for those with less than a high school diploma was more than twice that for adults with a bachelor's degree or more. Jeanna Smialek New York Times, Star Tribune, "Median households made gains but the large wealth gap remained, data show," 28 Sep. 2020 Moscona holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and master of education from the University of Notre Dame. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer,, "Stuart Hall School for Boys names Brian Moscona, a Baton Rouge educator, as the new head of school," 28 Sep. 2020 Vitolo-Haddad received a bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree in communications from Wake Forest University, according to their LinkedIn profile. Hira Humayun And David Williams, CNN, "University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student admits pretending to be a person of color," 17 Sep. 2020 Jarbou graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in business administration and Wayne State University Law School. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Oakland County judge to be first Chaldean on federal bench," 11 Sep. 2020 Sanders is a graduate of Central High, and has a bachelor's degree from Henderson State University and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "18 hopefuls vie for 9 positions on Little Rock School District board," 8 Aug. 2020 The report analyzed 1,452 bachelor's degree-granting institutions across 17 measures of academic quality. Alison Medley, Houston Chronicle, "Rice University takes top ranking in U.S. News & World Report '2021 Best Colleges' list," 18 Sep. 2020

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Bachelor's degree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners 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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