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 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 Reuvers earned a bachelor's degree in finance, investment and banking and is on track to earn a master's degree in supply chain management in May. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Isaac Lindsey, who was a standout guard for Mineral Point High School and last season was a freshman at UNLV, is transferring to UW," 26 Mar. 2021 McMurtry graduated from what is now the University of North Texas in Denton in 1958 with a bachelor's degree in English and from Rice University in Houston with a master's degree in English in 1960. Jamie Stengle, ajc, "Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry dies at 84," 26 Mar. 2021 Women with just a high school diploma earn a median $1.2 million over a lifetime compared to $2.1 million for women with a bachelor's degree and $2.7 million for women with a terminal degree, the CPE research found. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky women, even with higher education levels, still earn less than men, report says," 12 Mar. 2021 After receiving a bachelor's degree in communication studies, Curry is pursuing a master's degree in youth studies and development leadership. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Gophers senior Eric Curry on battling back from injuries: "This is my last season playing basketball"," 5 Mar. 2021 Mohsin graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey, earning a bachelor's degree and law degree. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Saima Mohsin to be 1st Muslim US attorney next month," 25 Jan. 2021 Callaway has a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and a master's degree in career and technical education/family and consumer science from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "18 hopefuls vie for 9 positions on Little Rock School District board," 8 Aug. 2020 Kouraimi, 35, is out of prison now and is working toward his bachelor's degree in digital media production. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Eastern Michigan University launches pilot program for formerly incarcerated students," 17 Feb. 2021

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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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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