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 The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Mahone graduated in May 2020 with his bachelor's degree in management information systems and graduated in May 2021 with his master's degree in business administration. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 2 May 2022 Rieger graduated from American University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Vanessa Etienne,, 18 Apr. 2022 Flores, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from UTEP in 2007, was the head coach at Phoenix Barry Goldwater for six years, before stepping down and becoming an assistant under Charlie Wilde five years ago. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2022 An instructor with a bachelor's degree who is working on a master's degree in nursing would be allowed to teach in any program. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2022 Andres has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Apr. 2022 Hendricks, who studied computer science for his bachelor's degree, said more than half of the participants at the 2021 conference were boot campers, like Vaughn. Elissa Welle, Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2022 At public schools, the average tuition for in-state students for an online bachelor's degree was $333 per credit for the 2021-2022 academic year. Michael T. Nietzel, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 By contrast, the majority of the adult population doesn't even have a bachelor's degree, and that includes millions who borrowed to attend college but did not graduate. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 22 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bachelor's degree

1700, in the meaning defined above

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“Bachelor's degree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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