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 Cornelia Thornburgh received a bachelor's degree from Trinity College in 1980, according to a UC spokeswoman. Max Londberg,, "Couple donates $9 million to UC programs, mostly in support of diversity and inclusion," 2 Dec. 2019 Gerald received his bachelor's degree from Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA, and concluded his employment as a Clerk of the Works for the City of Hartford., "Gerald A. Hinds," 21 Nov. 2019 Shea has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a master of city planning from Harvard University. Bob Warren,, "Don Shea new leader of East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce," 21 May 2018 Jefferson was a 2014 graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans and earned a bachelor's degree in biology. Anchorage Daily News, "Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting," 15 Oct. 2019 The number of jobs listed on ZipRecruiter requiring an associate's or bachelor's degree or an MBA has dropped in the last two years, according to the company. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, "Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why," 13 Aug. 2019 Baker's study, published in June and publicized this week by SMU, tracked students who started school between 2004 and 2008 and earned a bachelor's degree from a public Texas university within six years. Dallas News, "Texas college students take on too much debt, with the heaviest burden on black families, study finds," 24 July 2019 Researchers used changes in median home values, median household income and the population that holds a bachelor's degree or higher. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Study: Four of the fastest-gentrified neighborhoods since 2000 are in Texas, two are in Houston," 6 Mar. 2018 Kayla Barron is a US Navy lieutenant from Richland, Washington, with a bachelor's degree in systems engineering and a master's degree in nuclear engineering. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Meet NASA's first astronaut graduates of the Artemis program, eligible for missions to the moon and Mars," 10 Jan. 2020

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1700, in the meaning defined above

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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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