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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Capuder earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from National Louis University and a master's degree in school leadership from Concordia University. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park District 97 removes interim tag, names Capuder as principal of Brooks School," 30 Jan. 2018 The percentage of female computer science bachelor's degree recipients declined from more than 35 percent in 1985 to 18 percent by 2014, or about 10,000 female graduates, the National Science Foundation found. Billy Kobin, Indianapolis Star, "Rose-Hulman professor hopes to get more girls in STEM by studying the Irish," 10 July 2018 The poverty rate among Detroit residents who fail to finish high school was 52.1 percent in the latest government data; the poverty rate for Detroiters with a bachelor's degree was 12.6 percent. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "These Detroiters aren't looking for jobs. Why might surprise you," 8 June 2018 After graduating from Bristol University with a bachelor's degree in economic history, Kingston went to work in the Diplomatic Missions Unit of the United Kingdom's Foreign Office, according to The Telegraph. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Who Is Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella Windsor's Fiancé," 19 Sep. 2018 Women earn the majority of bachelor's degrees in biological, social sciences and psychology, according to National Science Foundation statistics, whereas men earn more degrees in engineering, physics and computer sciences. Ben Guarino,, "Only 3 in 10 kids asked to draw a scientist drew a woman; but that's more than ever," 21 Mar. 2018 Carl had a never-ending quest for learning and was proud to have earned an associate's degree from Greater Hartford Community College and a bachelor's degree from Central CT State University. Hartford Courant,, "Carl Barrett Firnhaber," 1 July 2018 He's earned a bachelor's degree by mail in English literature, and also is close to finishing a master's degree from Cal State. Author: Kyle Swenson, Anchorage Daily News, "A Texas man vowed to forgive whoever killed most of his family. Then he learned it was his son.," 3 Feb. 2018 Borman earned her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and PhD in pediatric neuropsychology from UWM in the mid-1970s. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's Mary Ann Borman — 'a true dyed in the wool radical' — was dedicated to community action," 5 July 2018

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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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