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

Examples of bachelor's degree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cheboi switched to a double major and earned a bachelor's degree. Allie Torgan, CNN, 14 July 2022 Ono was born in Vancouver and grew up in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and earned a bachelor's degree in biological science at the University of Chicago and a doctorate in experimental medicine from McGill University in Montreal. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2022 Simon Ang earned a bachelor's degree from UA in 1980 and began working at the university in 1988 as a researcher and professor, according to the Justice Department. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 17 June 2022 Anderson, who is from Long Beach, Calif., earned his bachelor's degree in Human and Social Behavioral Studies from Arizona in 2016 and is currently pursuing his master's in Entrepreneurship. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 Dukureh received a bachelor's degree in theater from Fisk University and earned a master's degree in education from Trevecca Nazarene University. Sara Netzley,, 23 July 2022 Before founding SleekFlow, Tsai, who earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Imperial College London, was an investment banking analyst at HSBC and a management consultant at EY focused on data analytics. Jayde Cheung, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Hook received his master's degree in education from Xavier University and earned a bachelor's degree in biological science and physical education from Central University of Iowa, according to Monday's announcement from Forest Hills. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 27 June 2022 Shwanika has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in political science from UCLA. Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bachelor's degree

1700, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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